Potential Childcare Providers

The information on this page should point you in the right direction if you are thinking about starting your own childcare business. However the best thing to do is to contact us and we can meet with you to discuss all aspects of setting up a childcare facility

Start out by considering what type of childcare service you want to operate – if you only want to look after a small number of children, then becoming a childminder may be your best option. . What age of child do you want to cater for? What opening hours would best suit you. Once you have considered what you would like to do, the next step is to research the needs of the parents and children in your area and to see if your wishes and theirs are the same! Once you have established what kind of service you can offer that parents will wish to access, you need to think about your business plan.

Why have a business plan?

Anyone who is thinking of setting up a business needs to know if it will be successful or not. You need to be sure that your income will at least match your outgoings otherwise the service is making a loss and you will soon go out of business. You may also require a loan to get your business started, and any lending institution will require a business plan before lending you money.

What should be in a business plan?

You need to include any research you have done with parents in the local area; an outline of the service you will be providing; an outline of your business costs (see the next section) and an outline of your expected income. Please contact us if you require any help in putting together a business plan.