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.

Childcare providers

Search for childcare providers and information on early education funding / free childcare in Calderdale and guidance on how to choose from the many options available to parents and carers.

Childcare providers' support

Calderdale Council has a team of professionals available to support childcare providers to deliver the government's childcare strategy.

Childcare sufficiency assessment

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

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.

Commissioning services for children and young people

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.

Family services directory

This directory provides access to information about a wide range of services for children and young people and their families living in Calderdale.


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Last Updated: 05/01/2016