Early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises or childminder agencies that have registered with Ofsted in the last three months can now apply for a grant from The Childcare Business Grants scheme.
To be eligible the applicant must be a new business planning to offer the 30 hours funded childcare entitlement for 3-4-year olds and spend the grant on costs directly related to setting up their childminding business.
Three types of grant are available:
- Grants of £500 are available for applicants who are newly registered Childminders or Childcare Providers on Domestic Premises
- Grants of £1,000 are available for newly registered Childminders or Childcare Providers on Domestic Premises providing care for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D)
- Grants of £1,000 are available for organisations that are a newly registered Childminder Agency (CMA).
Applications can be submitted at and any time but the final closing date for applications is the 31st March 2018. The scheme is demand led and may close early.