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Business information for childcare providers
In April 2017 a revised EYFS 2017 came into force. There is also a one-page guide available that details the changes.
Local authority categorisation of childcare settings
Local Authority Categorisation of Childcare Settings (PDF, 86KB)
Starting a new childcare business
If you are thinking about opening your own Day Nursery, Pre School, Out of School or Holiday Club please email the Cheshire East Early years and Childcare Team and provide details of your business proposal. Your enquiry will be passed to a Childcare Development Officer who can offer pre Ofsted registration support and guidance.
Holiday and after school providers
Information for providers of out of school childcare for children aged four years and over can be found on the Out of School Alliance website.
The Out of School Alliance offers information about setting up and running out of school clubs such as breakfast clubs, after school clubs, holiday clubs and playschemes.
Early Years’ qualification list
The Early Years’ Qualification List is a tool designed to help those delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage to identify which qualifications are considered full and relevant
New early year providers
New Early Year Providers can register their details to enable the Family Information Service to create an account on the Provider Portal. This will enable you to promote your Childcare service and keep your information up to date on the Cheshire East Live Well directory.
Free nursery milk
Every child under the age of five is entitled to a free 189ml serving of milk whilst in attendance at a registered daycare provider for two or more hours a day. The Government’s Nursery Milk Reimbursement Unit (NMRU) manages the Nursery Milk Scheme.
Ofsted provides information about becoming a registered childcare provider.
Researching childcare needs in your area
When you are thinking about starting up a new childcare business it is always useful to ‘understand the market’.
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