Setting up a day nursery or pre – school

So you’re thinking about setting up a day nursery or pre-school (Childcare on non domestic premises)?

The First Steps

Click here to view the Guide to Registering in the Early Years.

You need to do your market research carefully before selecting premises, as you’ll need to know that there is demand for the services you want to offer in your chosen area. You can see what other nurseries and pre schools there are in Enfield by searching on our Family Information Directory. 

You can also view our Childcare Sufficiency document here.

You also need to think about the right kind of premises to use.  You’ll need to think about the age range and number of children you want to look after and whether your proposed premises can cater for all their needs.

Enfield Proposed Provider Pack

Our Quality and Outcomes Team are able to support you through the process of setting up a group setting, and you can buy into this service by obtaining the Enfield Proposed Provider Pack at a cost of £195.

  • Providers Package Includes:
  • Pre-registration visits – arranged with our Early Years Advisors
  • Nursery Start up checklist
  • The Ofsted handbook: Early years and childcare registration handbook
  • The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Early Years Outcomes
  • A Know How Guide. The EYFS progress check at age two
  • What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused – Advice for practitioners
  • Child Protection Poster
  • Single Point of Entry (SPOE) information
  • The Prevent Duty – Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers
  • 2,3,4 year olds Funding information
  • 30hours Funding information
  • Early Years Pupil Premium

If you would like to purchase this pack, please email IF@enfield.gov.uk with your full name, contact details and explain you are looking to purchase the proposed provider pack. Further instructions will then be sent to you to make payment.


Nursery Provision – Legal Planning Requirements:

Proposed providers wishing to register a premises for D1 use to deliver childcare must contact the planning department to see if planning permission is required or not.
All proposed providers must consult with  Enfield planning department with regards to running a business from the premises prior to Ofsted registration. Enquiries to be made via email to: development.control@enfield.gov.uk
Please ensure that you have correct planning permission for the premises, as you will need to provide the evidence that planning permission has been granted to be able to offer funded places. 

Childcare On Domestic – Legal Planning Requirements:

Individuals wishing to become childcare on domestic premises must contact the planning department to see if planning permission is required or not.
All proposed  childminders must consult with Enfield planning department with regards to running a business from their premises prior to Ofsted registration.


Early years business sustainability

Please click here for advice, examples and resources to help early years providers run a sustainable childcare business.

 

 

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