Advice on Operating a Childcare Provision

Within the Early Years Learning Improvement Service a Business Adviser is available to offer support advice and guidance to the managers and owners of childcare provision throughout Cumbria. Our Business Adviser can offer advice with developing business plans and financial planning, and can also signpost and / or offer support on a range of other business and management related issues including marketing, fundraising, governance and sustainability.
If you would like support from our Business Adviser please make a referral through the Children and Families Information Service on 03457 125 737

For information regarding free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds view the following webpages: Free early years for three and four year olds and Free Childcare for 2 Year olds, or alternatively you can contact the Children and Families Information Service on 03457 125 737

Government Grant Scheme

Are you a newly registered early years childminder and registered with Ofsted or a childminder agency? If so you can apply for a "Childcare Business Grant" a government grant scheme where you could be eligible for up to £ 1000.

The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme is intended to reimburse childminders with the cost of setting up in business.  The scheme is open to all early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and childminder agencies in England who are newly registered (within the last three months) with Ofsted or a childminder agency.

To find out more please follow the above link.

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