Information and advice about childcare services in Calderdale, including details of where to find early education and childcare providers, how to apply for 3 or 4 year old funded places, Children's Centres and how to become a registered childminder.
Search for childcare providers in Calderdale and guidance on how to choose from the many options available to parents and carers.
Calderdale Council has a team of professionals available to support childcare providers to deliver the government's childcare strategy.
The Early Years and Childcare Sufficiency Team regularly surveys parents, providers and employers to establish their views on the childcare situation in Calderdale.
Childminding can be a rewarding, worthwhile career. This section provides helpful advice and guidance, including details of short and informal information sessions about the best route into childcare.
Children's Centres offer an integrated approach to services for children and families, providing early years education and childcare, health services and family support, all under one roof.
This plan has been developed to promote a clear and consistent way forward for the commissioning of children and young people’s services which will help us to work better in partnership with service users, carers, providers and other key stakeholders whilst achieving best value and ultimately resulting in better outcomes for children, young people and families.
This directory provides access to information about a wide range of services for children and young people and their families living in Calderdale.
The Virtual School (Looked after Children Education Service) is a multi-disciplinary support service for Calderdale Looked After Children, schools and carers.
The Parent Partnership Service is a statutory, independent service which provides information, advice and support to parents of children aged 3 to 19 with special educational needs.
The Play Development Service provides free play sessions for children and young people aged between 5 and 14 years. The sessions are open access and are offered at various centres, parks and open spaces across Calderdale.