Without firm foundations, a successful business cannot be built up. Successful management is the key to ensuring the sustainability of your childcare business, irrespective of whether you are a voluntary or private business. Management committee members or owner-managers and their teams will need to have the necessary skills to deliver this.
You will need to get the balance right between good quality childcare and good quality business, as poor quality in either area will probably lead to failure.
There are several areas which must be dealt with on an ongoing basis to ensure that childcare businesses are meeting their legal obligations and managing the business. This relates to both the statutory obligations and financial management. All policies and procedures for your business will need to be revised on a regular basis.
To ensure you continually meet the legal requirements, you need to think about how you are going to review what you do. You may look at the legal responsibilities section to refresh yourself on the areas you will need to look at.