Business Support for Childminders

Department for Education

There are a number of additional sources of funding available that you can use to support individual children and raise the quality of childcare that you offer.

DfE website

Early Years Business Zone

NDNA, supported by the Department for Education have created the Early Years Business Zone

The Early Years Business Zone includes business appraisal tools, financial management tools and a staff costs calculator.

The Early Years Business Zone

Pacey’s Business Smart (Childminders)

Pacey has launched Business Smart. Developed by childminders for childminders, funded by the Department for Education and produced in association with Lloyds Bank. Business Smart is a collection of ideas; inspiration and tools to help new and existing childminders in England develop a sustainable business.

Pacey's Business Smart website

Childcare Works

Childcare Works supports the delivery of early years and childcare for two, three and four year olds in ways in which high-quality childcare is accessible, flexible and affordable.

The Childcare Works programme offers a range of resources to support providers with business modelling and sustainability. You can access the resources here:

Childcare Works website

HMRC and Government Business Support

You can find all the information you need to set up and manage your business finances, including corporation tax.

Business Support advice on Gov.uk

Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO)

The RiDO Business Investment Team can assist you with high-quality advice and guidance to support your business.

RiDO website

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

Provides information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems.

ACAS website

Start Up Donut

This website is mainly for new start-ups but has useful information for all businesses including business planning and marketing.

Start Up Donut website