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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

Developing childcare on a school site


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



Dismantle the barriers: Free guide and case studies to support schools to develop childcare, particularly for 8-14 year olds.

Training and events

Dates are now confirmed for our free events 'Developing inclusive school-based childcare practices for 0-5s': 

  • 10 November 2015 (South)
  • 17 November 2015 (Midlands)
  • 24 November 2015 (North)

Visit our Training page to find out more.

Facebook page

Support other childcare settings. Visit our Learning Exchange Facebook page to view and post examples of:

  • childcare events and training sessions
  • resources and equipment
  • support organisations
  • toys and books
  • policies and legislation.

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

Visit our Learn from Others section to see examples of how school-based providers are developing more inclusive practices in their childcare settings.

Look at our Tips and Templates section for a range of checklists and templates you can adapt for use in your own setting. 

Our target settings

Find out about the work our target settings are doing to develop more inclusive childcare practices, such as: