BCCN | Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network

Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network (BCCN) aims to provide services to support families and children who have significant additional needs or are considered vulnerable. Through the provision of funding for quality flexible home-based childcare, our aim is to improve the well being of children and parents/carers.

BCCN strives to deliver flexible, quality childminding services to an identified client group to meet the needs of those children and young people and their families. The target client group for our network includes children and young people who are aged from birth to 25 years and who meet specific criteria (BCCN 2).


What is involved in being a BCCN childminder?

You must first hold a full and relevant level 3, or equivalent, qualification in Early Years

  • Having the support of a Network Coordinator and Management group

  • Having opportunities for both personal and professional development

  • Knowing you are making a difference to the lives of children and young people and families who have additional needs

  • Peer to peer support

  • Access to additional resources and training


If you would like any more information about joining the BCCN please contact the team.

Who to contact

Contact Name
The BCCN Team
Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network
Parent Organisation
Buckinghamshire Council | Walton Street Offices (Aylesbury, Access Plus)

Where to go

Geographic Area Covered
All of Buckinghamshire

Other Details

Age Ranges
Children and young people who are aged from birth to 25 years and who meet specific criteria (BCCN 2)


Referral required
Referral Details

Applications/Referrals can only be made from Professionals

Applications are considered from professionals, both statutory and voluntary, including:

  • Health Visitors
  • Social Workers
  • Children’s Centres
  • Carers Bucks

Referrals are considered against the Early Help Threshold Document which can be found in the downloads section of this page. 

Local Offer

Contact Email
Needs Level
Sensory and Physical Needs
All Needs Met
Communication and Interaction
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
SEN Provision Type
Targeted service or Specialist service (Referral required)
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