Get help finding childcare from the Brokerage Service
The Childcare Brokerage Service supports parents with finding suitable childcare for their children. They help parents with children up to 5 years old.
If a child or young person has Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND), then the service can support the parents until their child is 25 years old.
This service is free but prioritised by need. The brokerage service will tell you about the types of childcare available.
They can also contact childcare providers for you, to check for vacancies and discuss your needs with the childcare providers to try and find the best options for you.
Can the Childcare Brokerage Service help me?
The Childcare Brokerage Service could help you if:
- you are worried about approaching childcare providers or schools yourself
- you need help to know what to look for
- you need help to find a setting to suit your needs
- you are looking for childcare for a child with a Special Educational Need and/or a Disability (SEND)
Get support from the Childcare Brokerage Service in 4 steps
To get startedRequest help from the Childcare Brokerage Service
Looking for childcare for a 2-year-old
If you're looking for a 2 year old funded place but you have not yet applied for funding, please ensure that you complete the 2 year old funding application form.
The eligibility criteria is on the second page of the application. Please check if you are eligible before proceeding with the application for childcare brokerage support. Ring 01296 38 7000 if you need help with applying.