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

Business resources for childcare providers

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

OSC vacancy calculator - template for working out the number of childcare vacancies in out of school clubs

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.