This section provides information on starting a Daycare Business and the Pathway to Registration.

Starting a Daycare business may be a long term goal, a new interest or the next stage of your early years career. Even if you have Daycare experience, starting up a business can still be daunting. It requires dedication, determination and strong will. Before you begin you need to make sure you are fully aware of what opening a Daycare business entails and what the legal requirements are for the type of business you plan to open.

Before you decide to embark on starting a Daycare business it is recommended you follow the:

Pathways to Registration  and then complete the:

Starting a Daycare Business Checklist will help you understand the process  and requirements of registering your childcare service. 

 Key areas to consider when starting a Daycare business will give you a good overview of particular points to note to support you with the above processes.

Business Resource Toolkit  will  support you to set up a business as it contains a range of guides, examples and templates. 


Ready to go?

Once you have considered all the information on this page please contact the Families Information Service on 0800 4584114, to log your enquiry then email the  Early Years Team:

The Early Years Team will  provide you with advice, support and guidance to help you with getting your business ready for your OFSTED registration.