The Childcare Sufficiency Team can advise about new childcare business set up, sustaining existing provision and exiting from childcare provision.

Apply for early years access funding

Funding to support Children in settings with and an additional need

Download and fill in the application form

Clock Completing this form takes around 45 minutes.

Read our guidance notes before applying:

Guidance notes for early years access fund

Terms and conditions of grant

Download application form

Return form to:

  • Educational Psychology & Early Years SEN Support Service
  • Address Westtown Centre, Boothroyd Green, Dewsbury, WF13 2RQ
  • Phone 01924 483744
  • Email

Apply for a childcare business grant

The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and Childminder Agencies (CMAs) in England.

Apply online

Business resources for childcare providers

Childcare vacancy calculator - template for working out the number of childcare vacancies

Support for parent and toddler groups

New and existing parent and toddler groups may be able to access grant funding from a variety of sources.

We advise groups to make strong links with their local children's centre.

Other funding opportunities

Childcare providers may also be able to access non-specific childcare grants.