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pokeydot Fri 15-Aug-08 14:05:26

Ok so myelf and a friend (shes fully qualifed) are thinking of setting up a nursery...

What do we need? where do we have to go to first? AARRGGHHH someone please help we have no idea where to start!!

thanks in advance!!

JiminyCricket Fri 15-Aug-08 14:18:34

No idea but I do know some people who had a LOT of trouble getting council permission to turn their large premises into a nursery - issues like drive widening/access off busy road/neighbours etc.

pokeydot Fri 15-Aug-08 14:26:21

thinking of hiring somewhere that would get or already has the council permission...just no idea where to start!!

ShinyPinkShoes Fri 15-Aug-08 14:32:40

Contact your local Children's Information service. Every area produces a document called the Childcare Sustainability Report, which; in a nutshell is a supply and demand process looking at the demand for childcare, and the childcare that is available to meet that demand.

I would make that document your starting point to be honest as it will clearly tell you where the needs are.

Next I would contact your local council who is lkely to employ a Childcare Development Manager/Officer. They are tasked with supporting the development of high quality childcare and can support you in planning and developing that.

I assume you have already downloaded the National Standards for the Regulation of Daycare and the EYFS ? They are worth reading.

There is also a useful thread on the [[ Nursery World website about starting a Nursery]

ShinyPinkShoes Fri 15-Aug-08 14:33:25


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