The Early Years and Extended Services Team can offer free help and support in setting up and running a business offering childcare on domestic premises – this includes pre-schools, nurseries, crèches, out of school and holiday / play provision.  The team also offers support for those interested in becoming a Childminder.

For more information contact us on 01225 394042 or email

Starting from an initial enquiry the team can:

  • provide you with information regarding the Ofsted registration process
  • advise on Ofsted regulations and requirements
  • provide you with the government guidelines for childcare on domestic premises,
  • put you in touch with an Early Years Childcare Development Officer to look at suitable premises for your facility and carry out a site visit 
  • advise on all policies and procedures
  • put you in contact with your Early Years Childcare Development Officer to look at possible ways of funding and the need for childcare in your chosen area

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