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Important information for parents during COVID-19 lockdown

Parents please read !!

Childcare from 1st June

Along with vulnerable children and children of critical workers, children of any parent will be able to attend a childcare setting from 1st June - however children aged 3 and 4 years could be prioritised. Settings will need to determine what they can offer depending on staff available, space and resources, so parents may not immediately have access to a place or the sessions they require or previously had.

If you are a critical worker and need urgent childcare please contact our team at:

Advice and Guidance:

  • More information on schools and childcare settings re-opening from 1st June can be found on the government website
  • If you are looking for advice, guidance or help, related to Covid19 in Staffordshire please visit Staffordshire County Council's main website
  • Some childcare settings on this website may not all re-open from 1st June

Support for families aged 11-15 years

Parent support groups

Parent support groups are often set up and run by parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Some professionals and voluntary organisations may also run groups. Parent support groups can be a great way to meet other parents for emotional or practical support.  Search our directory below using to find local parent support groups who have registered with us. 


Are you a grandparent of a child with a special need or disability?  Did you know there is support group especially for you?

National and charitable organisations

Can also be a great source of support and information to families. 

Take a look at our directory below of charities and national support organisations.  


Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. It is the only UK charity representing the needs of over half a million young siblings and over one and a half million adult siblings.

Carers and young carers

Carers Hub

One stop shop for support, advice, information, and training in the Stoke or Staffordshire region. for carers and young carers.

North Staffs Carers Association

Offering information, training & ongoing emotional support to informal carers of all ages.

Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS)

CASS is a registered charity which provides confidential advice, information and emotional support and a range of other services to Carers living across Staffordshire and the West Midlands. 


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