Southend Childcare for Children with Additional Needs

Some parents lack confidence that the right kind of care is available for their child's particular needs, or that staff have the skills or capacity to look after their child. This means that some parents feel they have no choice but to give up working, which in turn can place financial strain on the whole family.

Many younger children with additional needs through a disability or long term illness enjoy high quality mainstream childcare in settings in Southend. Older children are increasingly being catered for by Southend's Marvellous Minders specialist Childminding scheme, with childminders looking after children from birth to teenage.

Marvellous Minders

Our Marvellous Minders scheme provides support for parents of children with additional needs.

The scheme is aimed at finding a suitable Childminder to provide opportunities for parents and carers to have a short break, return to work or access training while their child receives high quality care.

The scheme is co-ordinated through the Southend Early Years team by a Pacey Childminding Coordinator who will support you to find a Childminder to suit your needs.

Please contact the Family Information Service if you would like more information about Marvellous Minders on 01702 215007 or email fissos@southend.gov.uk.

Page last updated: 02/02/2017