Early Years and Childcare Business Support

Closing or merging your childcare business

If you are considering closing your business, there will be a process to ensure that your business is closed appropriately according to your legal structure.  Please see the links on this page for further information on how to close your business.

If you are looking to merge or transfer your business to another provider or school, then there are certain tasks that you must complete before selling or transferring your business. Please see the links on this page for further information on how to sell/transfer your business and your responsibilities.

Some key considerations include:

  • Ofsted registration requirements
  • Regulator notifications e.g. Charity Commission
  • Staff entitlement – TuPe
  • Legal structure financial compliance

For voluntary managed pre-schools who are looking to transfer the business to school managed please also see the downloads for more information and guidance.