COVID-19 school and childcare place enquiry

Beginning on 5 January the Government placed England in National Lockdown

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees tells you more about what this means.

This service is for critical worker parents and parents of vulnerable children who need a school or childcare place and have been unable to secure one with their usual school or provider.

Parents of vulnerable children

Please complete the enquiry form below.

Critical worker parents

Please consider if you really need a place at this time particularly in a school.

Childcare provision

Please contact your childcare provider first to discuss your requirements. If you don't have a current childcare provider, use our website to find a list of childcare providers.

Some families may qualify for financial support in paying for their childcare, more details can be found on the government childcare choices website.

School places

Many schools nationally, including in Kirklees are reporting a very large number of requests for places. We also know the new strain of Covid-19 is spreading quickly in many parts of the country and we are all under instruction to stay at home whenever possible. For these reasons we are asking that critical workers should only request a school place if this is absolutely necessary for their child.

Government guidance states: "Parents and carers who are critical workers should keep their children at home if they can. Limiting attendance (at school) does not suggest that schools have become significantly less safe, it is about reducing the overall number of social contacts in our communities."

If you are a critical worker who simply cannot keep their child at home, then clearly you should ask your school to accommodate them. So please contact your child's school to discuss your requirements in the first instance.

If you are a critical worker and have already taken these steps and still need help to find a school or childcare place please complete the enquiry form below.

Covid-19 school and childcare place enquiry

Paperclip To complete this form you will need to provide the following:

  • Your name, telephone number, child's details and employment details.
  • Child's name and date of birth

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes


After you have applied

  • We will contact you to discuss your requirements.
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