Good practice in providing accessible and appropriate childcare for disabled children


Maggie McDonald, area special needs coordinator team leader in Bradford, says her authority is currently helping around 150 children aged between 0 and 14 who have special educational needs. The council has also invested additional resources in five children’s centre plus facilities so they can accommodate the needs of disabled children.

For more information, please contact: Maggie McDonald 01274 431256 area SENCO team leader in Bradford


Suffolk Council is trying to meet the needs of older children through the Out and About charity. Sue Woolmer, who manages its childcare inclusion project, says it helps out-of-school clubs adapt their facilities to ensure access and provides disability awareness training to staff, as well as doing talks to other children and their parents about the needs of a disabled child.

For more information, please contact: Sue Woolmer, manager of Out and About’s childcare inclusion project in Suffolk 01473 341865


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