Setting Up A Childcare Business

To set up a new nursery or pre-school

Set up a day nursery or pre-school

You need to register with Ofsted before you can look after children from birth to eight years of age.

The registration process and training requirements for a prospective childcare business to care for children from birth to five can be found on the Ofsted website 

Before applying to Ofsted, please email or call us for support and advice: 07834 568934.

BCP Council also provide information on a range of services that can help with starting a business in Bournemouth covering funding, support and mentoring.

Planning Advice

Planning offer a paid for pre-application advice service, details are on their website and through the customer contact centre, with other links to external guidance:

Consultation with an Early Years Quality Development Officer

For a fee of £50 you can arrange a two hour consultation with an Early Years Quality Development Officer who can give you expert advice and guidance to help you set up your business.

Please email or call us on 07834 568934 for further information and to book.

Useful early years websites

We have put together a list of useful websites which may be helpful.