Tune into funding alerts.
Wooden Spoon: Grants for projects aiming to improve the quality of life for children and young people with special needs or those who are socially disadvantaged.
Training and events:
Our free childcare in schools workshops: for school staff, childcare providers working in schools, local authorities, governors etc.
Catch up with news
Headteachers want extra-curricular activities to be included in league tables. Let's hope school-based childcare will be included too.
Gaining that crucial staff 'buy-in': Discuss your childcare plans with your your staff; invite some to join your steering group.
For more tips or advice:
Contact the Childcare in Schools team.
Ask us a question about developing your full-year/full-day school-based childcare and holiday activities offer for older children.
Central+ at Central Foundation Girls' School in East London:
Pupils enjoy the wide range of challenging and exciting activities on offer, while parents appreciate being able to access local, safe childcare.
Castle Wood School (Coventry) As this school has children with additional needs, it requires a higher ratio of staff to each child. This causes running costs to be higher than other services. Read about how the has school approached sustaining its provision.
Read more case studies.
Please tell us about whatever challenges your school has overcome when setting up 8am to 6pm childcare and holiday provision - 50 weeks a year.
We would especially like to hear from special schools that offer school-based childcare.