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Childcare providers, closures and mergers

Outlining the steps childcare providers should take to close or merge.

Voluntary pre-schools (charitable) closure

Follow the steps and links set out below

Process for merger with a school

Follow the steps and links set out below

Private providers

Closing or selling your business

Start by talking to your accountant. Follow the links below to find out the steps you need to take with regard to government organisations. 

How to close a limited company

Who to inform

Document retention

Your organisation is responsible for ensuring that records are retained after the closure of the provision.  The following documents set out the length of time that certain documents need to be retained.  You can also contact the Information Commissioner for advice.

Useful documents