Business set up support

Free business set up advice is available from the Starting Life Well service in Salford.

This is available for anyone considering opening their own day nursery or other type of day care setting in the Salford area.

If you are looking to set up in an area other than in Salford then you need to contact the local authority for that area.

The Starting Life Well service offers a lot of information and guidance on setting up a new childcare business which includes:

  • Ofsted registration
  • Suitable premises visits
  • Finding the right area to set up your business
  • Self employment HMRC tax guide
  • Business finance advice and support
  • Business plans
  • Marketing
  • Sustainability reviews
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (September 2012)
  • Risk management
  • Insurance
  • Health and safety
  • Grants to support new business set up costs 

It's important that you contact us before applying to register with Ofsted and before entering into a financial arrangement to purchase or lease premises.

For free, impartial information and guidance on setting up a day nursery or other childcare business call or email us on the contact details below.

You may also find the following e-learning module useful. This module is provided by Bolton Council and registration to access it is free:

National organisations who support the different childcare sectors also have information which you may find useful:

Who to contact

Name
Starting Life Well Service
Address
2nd Floor Unity House
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 5AW
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Telephone
0161 778 0384
Email
SLW@salford.gov.uk
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