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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 opportunities

Visit our Training and events page to find out about Family Action's forthcoming workshops and consultancy services.


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. 

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

About us

Family Action was funded by the Department for Education in 2015-16 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 2015-16 Childcare in Schools project and the providers we have worked with.

To find out more about Family Action, browse our website, visit our Facebook page or sign up to our E-Bulletin.