This service is for working parents/carers looking for childcare or those looking for a free early learning place and have previously searched the Council's on-line childcare directory without success and need extra support and help.

If you are looking for a short break for a child with additional needs, please refer to the Local Offer.

If you have been unable to find childcare and/or a free early learning place, our Childcare Brokerage Service may be able to help.

What the Childcare Brokerage Service does

  • We will do our very best to try to find provisions that meet your needs; however, we cannot guarantee to find a solution to your childcare needs.
  • We will contact providers on your behalf and explore every option for you; this may take several weeks, for example, if we are trying to find care when providers are closed for holidays.
  • This is a free service.
  • During busy periods we work on the highest priority requests first.

Kirklees Council is completely impartial and never recommend one provider over another - it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to visit and screen childcare providers and choose the childcare/early learning place that best meets their child's needs.

How to apply for help looking for childcare

Fill in our simple online form

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

Apply for help looking for childcare

Contact the Childcare Sufficiency Team

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