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What to Look For When Choosing Childcare

Choosing the right childcare to suit an individual child can seem a complex task as there are many different types of childcare available. The right childcare depends on the needs of the child as not all children are the same. The needs of the family for full-time, part-time or specialist…

Where can I use my WAND or WAND+ card?

** Please note that due to the Coronavirus Pandemic some providers have stopped discounts and concessions. Please check with them before you go. ** A list of existing concessions and which organisations are offering assistance is sent to DCR members with their WAND Card.  ("Where can…

Where do I start?

If you have immediate concerns about your own safety or the safety of a child, young person or adult you should call 999 and speak to the police.   It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  If you…

Why choose a childminder?

Childminders must be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) if they look after children from 0 - 8 years of age. Childminders can look after older children but they do not have to be registered. All childminders are…

Why should we become WAND Makers?

This video shows how one Wandsworth business, Flip Out,  is making a difference for disabled children and young people and their families who are, or would like to be, their customers.  Flip Out are one of several WAND Makers who offer discounted or free sessions,…

Work

Finding yourself work - employment, self-employment, volunteering -  or a daily activity which means something when you are an adult is important to everyone.   It is a good idea to start thinking and talking about your aspirations from when you are quite young.  This gives…

Working with children and young people

A career working with children and young people can vary according to their age. For example nursery settings have children aged 0-5 years, whereas after school or holiday care have children aged 5 - 16 years.   There are a variety of professions available such as, a self employed childminder,…

Young Parents

This section of the website has information services to support young parents in Wandsworth. You can view all the services below or download the "What's on for Wandsworth Teenage Parents" guide on the right hand side. List of services to support young parents What is a…

Youth Clubs

Youth Clubs provide a place where young people can go to learn, have fun and relax. They are for children and young people aged 11-19 years old or up to 25 years old for young people with disabilities or special needs. At the Youth Club young people…