How to set up a childcare business

Age of children

Settings will need to consider which age groups of children they would like to care for. Ofsted has different requirements for different age groups If you will be caring for children aged between birth and five years old you will need to usually register on the Early Years Register and follow the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS). This sets out the welfare, education and learning requirements. If you will be offering care for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old you may want to offer early education funding.

Register to deliver the early education funding.

*For care of the over 5’s see Registration section below.