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Business planning, marketing, funding and feasibility are all key components of setting up and running a successful business. We have produced a toolkit to help support you as you set up and develop your business.

Our toolkit covers: a business health check, writing a business plan, marketing, finance, funding and grants, staffing, employment and training, management, raising the bar (work life balance and the me2 award) and legal responsibilities.

To receive your copy of the toolkit, 'piecing it together', contact your childcare support officer, who will be able to support you with your business development needs.

Managing your setting

An emphasis is being put on providers to ensure policies and procedures on the recruitment and selection of staff are robust. The EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements state;

The daily experience of children in early years settings and the overall quality of provision depends on all practitioners having appropriate qualifications, training, skills and knowledge and a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities
Providers must put appropriate arrangements in place for the supervision of staff who have contact with children and families. Effective supervision provides support, coaching and training for the practitioner and promotes the interest of children. Supervision should foster a culture of mutual support, team work and continuous improvement which encourages confidential discussion of sensitive issues

With this in mind the childcare strategy team have produced a range of documents to support you in achieving this.

Useful links

While care is taken in choosing a link, we take no responsibility for access to the site or the site content and do not endorse any services/products as detailed in the external sites.

Government sites

Ofsted
RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)
DfE
Local Government Association

Employment rights

ACAS
Equality and Human Rights Commission

Children's rights

NSPCC
MENCAP
child rights international network
Child Poverty Action Group
Right to Education

  • Childcare Strategy Team

    Telephone: 01384 814373