Early Years

Childcare Business Grant

Childcare Business Grant Scheme

The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is funded by the Department for Education and its purpose is to help new Childminders and Childminder Agencies (CMA) to enter the childcare market.

The scheme is only open to a newly registered business that has been registered with Ofsted or a CMA within the last 3 months.

There are two types of grants available.

  • A £300 grant for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises 
  • A £1,000 grant for an early years childminder, Childminder Agency (CMA) or childcare provider on domestic premises of children with special educational needs and disability (SEN/D)

It was recently announced that this scheme will end from 31 March 2019, so if you meet the eligibility criteria then its recommend that you apply NOW. 

For more information and to apply for the Childcare Business Grant Scheme

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