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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Everyone involved in the care of young children has a role to play in their protection. As a childcare practitioner you have specific roles and responsibilities when it comes to safeguarding.

(more details on safeguarding and child protection)

On these pages you can find out how we can support you to develop your business and enhance your workforce.

Details of our training courses are available, along with information about the Early Years Foundation Stage and the work of the early years development advisors.

You can also find out how to get support with writing a business and marketing plan for your setting as well as a list of useful contacts.


A wide range of training courses are provided throughout the year to help you develop your business and support your staff.

(more details on training)

Managing and developing your business

Business planning, marketing, funding and feasibility are all key components of setting up and running a successful business.

Support is available for you on a whole range of business issues.

(more details on business development)

Climate change

Climate change is a serious problem that affects us all. But taking a few simple steps in your setting can help change things for the better.

(more on climate change and practical hints and tips)

(check your carbon footprint online)