Business support

The Starting Life Well service in Salford is here to offer business support to all childcare settings in the city.

The service can help you get a new business off the ground or help you build your business and keep it sustainable. We can also offer support on expanding or diversifyig your business as well as selling your business. We can offer information and advice on market research, business planning, financial planning, advertising and marketing.

  • Business support for registered childminders
  • Business support for day care providers
  • Business support for out of school services

General information

The Learning Exchange have developed a wide range of resources, information sheets and case studies to support schools to develop effective out of school and wraparound childcare services. This information will also be useful for other sectors who are interested in developing quality out of school services.

Getting the right insurance tip sheet is available as a downloadable document below.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Profile Handbook and exemplification materials are also available online and have been published by the Department for Education. Both documents are available to download from the Foundation Years website. Printed copies are not available.

The EYFS Profile Handbook replaces the previous 2008 issue and has been developed to help practitioners to make accurate judgements about each child's attainment, and to enable effective moderation of judgements.

The EYFS Profile LA moderation requirements booklet has been incorporated into section 6 of the 2013 handbook.

Early Years business sustainability: advice, examples and resources to help early years providers run a sustainable childcare business.


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