Setting Up A Childcare Business

To set up a new nursery or pre-school

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 call 01202 456392 for further information or to book.

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 

You can also download the factsheet which provides further information on setting up your new childcare business.

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

Business Sustainability

DfE Sustainable Business Resources 

The Department for Education has produced a range of resources to help support early years providers of all sizes to build sustainable and successful businesses and help them access the business support they need.

NDNA Business Zone

The NDNA Early Years Business Zone is a free resource for pre-schools and nurseries. It brings together good practice in business planning and tools and resources to provide specialist support.

Useful early years websites

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