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Childcare Brokerage Service SEND

The Childcare Brokerage Service can support parents with children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) 0-25, to find suitable childcare. This free service is tailored to families’ individual requirements.

If your child is between 0 and 5 years old, the service can talk to childcare providers for you. We will check for vacancies and discuss your needs with them to find options for you to consider.

We can help parents of older children and young people with SEND find appropriate wraparound childcare. We can also assist in accessing holiday childcare and activities.

We can help parents to complete registration forms and access childcare funding opportunities.

The Childcare Brokerage Service supports families using a five-step service.

Step 1: Request support – Referrals can come from Family Workers, SEND advisers etc. You can also contact our Families Information Service directly or by clicking the link below.

Step 2: The Brokerage Service will contact the referrer and parents to get information about the specific brokerage needs.

Step 3: The Brokerage Service will carry out a search for suitable childcare providers.

Step 4: The Brokerage Service will provide you with options for you to consider.

Step 5: Parents advise the Brokerage Service of their decision.

If you would like help to find suitable childcare, and wish to use this service, please click on the link below.

You can also contact us via email: or by calling 0345 045 1360.

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