KIDS, deliver a specialist childcare service to provide holiday care and wraparound childcare for children and young people, aged 0-18 years living within the Wakefield District, with very complex care needs and/or disabilities, whose parents/carers and significant others are working, training, volunteering or wishing to take up a work opportunity.
How does the service work?
Childcare is provided where children’s needs cannot be met in mainstream childcare. KIDS can provide specialist childcare in the home (registered with Care Quality Commission) or specific holiday clubs (registered with Ofsted) to meet the needs of children with more complex needs.
Please view the statement of purpose report here
Who can the service benefit?
The service is available to parents of children with very complex care needs and/or disabilities aged 0-18 years living within the Wakefield District, whose parents/carers and significant others are working, training, volunteering or wishing to take up a work opportunity.
Where does it take place?
The service is provided between the hours of 7am and 6pm within the family home or at the holiday club base in central Wakefield.
The administration of the service is from:
Office Suite 7,
Bizspace Business Park,
Denby Dale Road,
Tel 01924 379015
Office opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm Closed Bank Holiday Mondays.
There is a charge to parents that is equivalent to that in mainstream childcare provision.Parents might also purchase the service using their Direct Payments, for details on this please speak to the Registered Manager.
We are also able to receive Childcare Voucher as part of an employer Salary Sacrifice Scheme. To register your childcare voucher provider with us so we can receive payments please discuss this with our Registered Manager.
Childcare will be invoiced to you and you can choose your payment method either cash payment at the office, direct debit, or cheque. For further details please see our statement of purpose.
Wrap around care
Morning care £5.00
After school £7.00
Full day £24.00
Half day £12.00
School day equivalent £18.00
How do I access this service?
This is not an ‘open access’ service. There is a criteria and a process for referral you will find information on this link.
An assessment process is followed by a discussion at the local authorities Education Health and Care plan panel who decide what support is appropriate against an agreed eligibility criteria. If approved the Local Authority subsides the care provided to allow the level of support required.
For information on the criteria and appeals please contact the service direct.
Contact details for KIDS Wakefield:
Registered Manager (Wakefield) Catherine Lacy, KIDS Wakefield Area Manager
Contact name: Shelley McIntyre – Specialist Childcare Senior Practitioner
KIDS Specialist Childcare phone number: 01924 379015