It is a legal requirement for all early years services proposing to operate from the 30th June 2016 to make application under section 58D(2) of The Child and Family Agency Act 2013, at least 3 months before it is intended to commence operation. (Except in the case of a Temporary early years’ service in which case at least 21 days’ notice must be given).
You need to consider what type of service you want to set up. Will it offer Full day, part-time, sessional or afterschool care?
What about planning permission?
What about staff qualifications?
What about Child Care Regulations?
What about DCYA funding programmes?
Setting up a business:
You need to be aware of all your legal requirements when setting up a childcare service. This is a business, you will need to consider if you will be a sole trader or a company. You will then become an employer.
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