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Support for professionals

Information and support for professionals who run childcare businesses.

Setting up a new childcare business

We can help you with information and guidance on how to set up a new childcare business - whether that's a nursery, crèche, playgroup, out of school or holiday club or as a childminder.

Childcare business support

If you run a childcare business we can offer you general advice and tailored help to develop both your business and the expertise of your staff.

Training and development for childcare providers

The Plymouth Early Years Advisory Teachers (EYATs) are highly skilled knowledgeable practitioners who can provide a wealth of training, development and support that address the EYFS requirements.

Safeguarding and welfare for childcare providers

The Early Years Safeguarding and Welfare Team has a responsibility for ensuring childcare providers meet statutory requirements and keep children safe.

Early Education Funding and the Provider Portal

The Early Years Provider Portal is a self-service facility that can be used by all Early Years Providers to submit their information to the Council, including Headcount and Census information.

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