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Cambridgeshire Childcare Information 

The Cambridgeshire Local Offer details services and support for 0-5s with special educational needs and disabilities. 

Visit the county council childcare webpage for information on 

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  • Childcare
  • Accessing childcare for children with disabilities
  • Paying for childcare
  • Jobs and careers in childcare
  • Setting up a childcare business  in Cambridgeshire

Free childcare - from age two and upwards

Children from households receiving certain benefits might be able to claim to free childcare for 15 hours a week for 38 weeks. Children who are eligible will receive free childcare from the term after their second birthday.


From three years old upwards

All three and four year olds become eligible for free early learning places the term after they turn three.

Visit Cambridgeshire County Council’s website to find out more.


Need help finding local childcare?

Vicky Chandler is Information Advisor/ Childcare Specialist working within the SENDIASS – SEND Information Advice and Support Service (formerly Parent Partnership Service) Team.

Her role is to advocate on behalf of parents looking for childcare, provide specialist information and advice to parents, carers and practitioners on family matters, especially childcare for children with SEN (special educational needs) and physical disabilities.Cambridgeshire childminding short breaks and respite scheme.

Contact Vicky by email:

You can also search on the PACEY website for childminders with SEN training.

The Cambridgeshire Childminding Respite Scheme is a referral service for children and/or their families with additional needs or in times of crisis. Cambridgeshire Social Care and the professional association for childcare and early years (pacey) work in partnership to provide this service. They are able to locate a suitable placement and offer parents advice, information and guide them to other family support services. 


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