How to set up a childcare business

Market research

Market research allows you to see how much demand there is in your area for a new business or service. Settings should be aware of: 

  • National early years policies, funding entitlements and quality standards 

  • Local Authority Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 

  • Changes in local population, where families live or work and the economy

  • Surrounding employers and their operating hours 

  • New housing developments and schools in the area 

  • Travel and transport patterns 

  • Other childcare business nearby 

  • The needs of local families 

Further information on the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment, local Warwickshire data and local Childcare providers in your area can be found via the links and downloads on this page.