Setting up new early years provision

What are the options?

Ofsted registered early years provision

If you want to become an Ofsted registered early years provider in Herefordshire we can help you. The various options include setting up full daycare provision for 0-5 year olds, pre-school provision for 2-5 year olds, or an out-of-school club (breakfast, after-school or holiday club).

We can signpost you to business advice, appropriate training and qualifications, safer recruitment of staff, relevant legislation, nursery education funding and statutory requirements for early years providers.

Establishing nursery or pre-school provision in schools

The guide below is for maintained schools and academies considering lowering their age range to admit nursery children, or establishing early years provision under their governors' community powers (S27 of the Education Act 2002).

It also includes information on where to find relevant statutory requirements, the processes you will need to follow, and funding details.

Establishing early years provision in schools

Register as a childminder

See our becoming a childminder page.

For further information please email