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.

question mark icon

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

hand icon

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)

Telephone icon

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


Phone: 01296387000