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Business development and financial planning

Business planning is essential for all early years and childcare providers.

Early years and childcare business support

The National Day Nursery Association and the Department for Education have developed a free online business support toolkit. It includes Business Appraisal, Financial Management and Staff Cost Calculator. 

Sign up for this free resource.

Professional bodies and GOV.UK also offer business support resources.

Marketing and advertising

Marketing your business is an essential part of your success. Download this guide to marketing (pdf format, 82Kb), it includes how to use social media to promote your provision.