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Help with choosing childcare for children with SEND

For comprehensive information about how to choose a childcare provider for a child with SEN and disabilities, including choosing potential providers and funding and paying for childcare, visit the Coram Family and Childcare website 

All childcare providers must comply with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and the Equality Act 2010 which states that they must not treat a disabled child less favourably and make reasonable adjustments to ensure they are not substantially disadvantaged.

In the Merton Local Offer, you can search for providers who have current experience of working with children with SEN. Go to the Education and Childcare section of the website to begin your search. When you have a list of childcare providers of interest, you can filter these by the options available under "Childcare provider SEN experience" to include only those who have experience with the type(s) of SEN or disability that apply to your child

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