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Business support and childcare sustainability

The Business and Administration Team within the Early Years Service can offer support and advice to individuals wishing to set up new childcare provision.  

Help and advice for employers and employees

The NDNA has launched the Early Years Business Zone, which provides a range of tools, advice and industry expertise to help childcare providers sustain a healthy business, developed by the sector for the sector.

Register your details here to gain access to the tools (opens a new window)


Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) provides information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems.

Acas website (opens a new window)


The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (Pacey) has launched Business Smart, which is a collection of ideas, inspiration and tools to help new and existing childminders in England develop a sustainable business.

Business Smart for Childminders

Help and guidance on providing employee childcare, including exemptions and qualifying conditions.

Advice on the GOV.UK website (opens a new window)

Working Families 

Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work.

Working Families website (opens a new window)

If you need information or advice please contact :

Anita Board
Childcare Sufficiency and Sustainability Officer
Achieving for Children
Phone: 020 8547 5431