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See the benefits of inclusive school-based childcare
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Find out about free training and resources
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Read tips from childcare providers
Find information and useful links
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Engage with parents and families

Wraparound childcare

Browse our Dismantle the Barriers guide and case studies, which support schools to develop wraparound childcare (particularly for 8-14 year olds).

The Family and Childcare Trust has evaluated Family Action's Childcare in Schools project (2013-2015). Find the report here.

Download some business planning templates used during the project.

Training and events

Visit our Training and events page to find out about forthcoming childcare and education events and training courses.

Our target settings

Find out how settings are developing more inclusive childcare practices:

Download our 'How to' guide, case studies and report, highlighting learning from early years settings we have been working with.

About us

Family Action is being funded by the Department for Education to support early years settings to develop inclusive school-based childcare provision for 0-5s with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Find out about our project and the providers we are working with.


Sign up today to receive our free half-termly Learning Exchange e-Bulletin.


If you have questions about creating inclusive school-based childcare environments for children aged 0 to 5 years, please send us an email

Case studies and templates

Visit our Learn from Others section to read case studies from settings and parents that show how providers are developing more inclusive practices.

Look at our Tips and Templates section for checklists, tip sheets and templates you can adapt for use in your own setting. 


Visit our Learning Exchange Facebook page to view and post examples of:

  • childcare events
  • online and face-to-face training
  • support organisations
  • toys and books
  • equipment
  • policies
  • campaigns
  • legislation.