The Childcare Business Grants Scheme

The Childcare Business Grant scheme has been updated.

The DfE have announced changes to its Childcare Business Grant Scheme. The grant is open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and Childminder Agencies (CMAs) in England.

Previously childminders have been to apply for up to £500 for start-up costs. From 4th April 2018, the main change is now the universal grant is for up to £300 for start-up costs and with a further £200 if the childminder is setting up in an area of sufficiency.

The start-up costs still need to be applied for within 3 months of opening.

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