Help with childcare costs for children with Special education needs and Disabilities

24 hours of free childcare for 0 to 8 year olds through the Short Breaks team

The Short Breaks Service will pay for an introductory 24 hours childminding free. This helps you and the childminder build a supportive relationship for your child.

Contact childminders to see if they can meet your child’s individual needs. Once you have found someone who meets your needs, call the Short Breaks team. They will organise payment of the first 24 hours with the childminder.

Points to remember:

  • Your family/child must be registered with Short Breaks to use this service
  • Your child must meet level of need pathway 2 or 3
  • Once the introductory offer is over, it is up to you to continue paying for the service.
For more information call the Short Breaks team on 020 8583 3636.