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Childcare Brokerage Service

The Childcare Brokerage Service supports parents with finding suitable childcare for children under 5 years old or up to 25 years with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). This service is free however, the brokerage staff will prioritise cases according to need.

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Their specialist brokerage staff can discuss your needs in detail and support by: 

  • Providing individual support, advice and guidance

  • Discussing availability of different types of childcare and suggesting alternatives

  • Discussing the benefits of different childcare settings for you and your child

  • Contacting childcare providers on your behalf to check for vacancies

  • Introducing you to childcare providers and arranging visits to their settings to discuss how they can meet your child’s needs

  • Supporting the childcare provider to access relevant training and advice to successfully include your child

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The brokerage service could be helpful for families, parents or carers who:

  • are worried about approaching childcare providers or schools themselves

  • are worried about leaving their children with someone new

  • wish to request help if all the settings are full

  • are unable to find a setting to suit their needs

  • are looking for childcare for those with a Special Educational Need and/or a Disability (SEND)

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To request help from the brokerage service, please complete the online referral form on the BCC Childcare Brokerage Service web page. 

Early Years Access and Inclusion Team

Email: brokerage@buckscc.gov.uk

Phone: 01296387000