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5-14 Childcare

Once children go to school childcare needs will change to either before school, after school or to cover the school holidays. Again, there is a wide range of provision in leisure centres, community venues and schools. However, there is no requirement for schools to run or provide out of school childcare on their premises. The age for which out of school care settings cater for can vary widely. Some stop at age 11, whilst others extend this to age 14. This can be quite restricting especially when your child has additional needs and/or a disability. Out of school care can be offered up to and including 18 so it may be worth discussing your needs with a particular setting. It could also be useful to consider that many childminders offer out of school care and may have greater levels of flexibility to cater for children with additional needs and/or disabilities.

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