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Setting up New 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 0845 125 737

Government Grant Scheme

Are you a New Childcare Business 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 has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. It will encourage and support the starting up of new childcare businesses by providing a flat rate start-up grant.

The Childcare Grant Scheme can accept applications from new childcare businesses within their first 12 months of registration with either Ofsted or a childminder agency. To find out more please follow the above link.

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Children and Families Information Service

Tel: 03457 125 737