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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

Our childcare strategy team have produced a range of documents to support you:

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Childcare Strategy Team

Telephone: 01384 814373