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Business and Financial Support

Our aim is to help early years and childcare providers maintain and develop viable and sustainable businesses.

 

Support provided

Provided on request, covers everything from general start-up advice and information to specifics around business planning, finance and marketing.

 

Business planning

  • Want to start up a childcare business?
  • Want to expand or change your existing business?
  • Need to access additional funding?
  • Need to take action to keep your business sustainable?


A written business plan setting out your business aims and objectives, allows you to share your vision with parents, staff and other stakeholders.

 

Understanding cash flow

Outgoings exceed income, but not sure what to do?

What is your financial position?

Are you making or losing money?

 

Increasing occupancy

Have you got vacancies you need to fill but have very little money to advertise?

 

Resources and toolkits

To help providers write their own plans and forecasts, templates are available for:

  • Business planning
  • Cash flow
  • Marketing

 

These are continually being added to and enhanced so ask for the latest version.

A Business Health Check is also available free of charge on request.

 

Please contact your Early Years and Childcare Officer for further information and advice.

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