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. Also they worry that staff don’t 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. This 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.

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 allow parents and carers the chance to have a:

  • short break
  • return to work
  • 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. They will support you to find a Childminder to suit your needs.

Please email us at  for more details about Marvellous Minders.

Contact Children with Disabilities

Telephone: 01702 215007

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