We’re here to help if you have any concerns about accessing school or childcare places

Don’t forget we’re here to help if you have any concerns about accessing places in school or childcare for your family.

We’ve already supported lots of people across Kirklees who are key workers or whose child is classed as vulnerable.

Those children can still attend a school or childcare setting, including during the Easter school holiday period, and we have a dedicated team to point you in the right direction.

Get in touch

Just fill out a Covid-19 education and childcare enquiry form and we’ll be in touch to help. You can also call 01484 221000 and ask for Kirklees Direct.

Please only use this service if you’re classed as a key worker (also referred to as critical workers) or you have a vulnerable child and have already contacted your school or childcare provider.

Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said:

“We have an excellent relationship with our family of schools and, together, we are ensuring the current closures are managed in the most efficient and effective way.

We are doing whatever we can to support schools and families in dealing with an unprecedented situation which has seen thousands of families affected locally, and millions affected nationally.

Our priority is for children and young people to have the best start in life, to achieve the best possible outcomes and to enjoy the highest standards of care and education.

Supporting children and families, and keeping them safe and well, is absolutely critical to everything we do. Despite the complex issues we are facing, our commitment will never change.”

Vulnerable children

Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.

 

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