This toolkit gives access to some important background information and techniques which will support childcare settings with their basic business and financial management needs.

Be in no doubt, all childcare these days is a "business"

Even providers who trade on a 'not for profit' basis must still do better than merely break-even if they are to remain sustainable, and all the effort and money put into developing a high-quality childcare setting will go to waste if it simply isn't going to be around to deliver its services in a few months time.

Our business resource toolkit is intended to give childcare providers, the Local Authority's own early years support staff, and other 'interested parties' access to a variety of background information and techniques to support childcare settings with their basic business and financial management needs.

On the 'Toolkit Contents' on the right hand side of the page you will see links to the various sections of the toolkit. Some of these take you directly into the subject; others are introductory pages which contain further links to the actual documents of the toolkit, and these often also give more links to external sources of additional guidance and support.