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Severe weather conditions - Flooding

Herefordshire is experiencing significant and widespread flooding. Please avoid any unnecessary travel and do not enter flood water.

Setting up in childcare

If you want to become an Ofsted registered childcare provider in Herefordshire we can help you understand which setting is best for you. The various options include setting up a day nursery (full daycare provision for 0-5 year olds), pre-school playgroup (sessional daycare for 2-5 year olds), or out-of-school club (breakfast, afterschool or holiday care). We can also point you in the direction of business start-up support, appropriate training, advice on recruiting staff, nursery education funding and tell you about childcare regulations.

Call our early years improvement advisory team on 01432 261741 or email earlyyears@herefordshire.gov.uk to find out more.

The Inland Revenue provides start up help, while the National Day Nurseries AssociationPre-school Learning Alliance and Pacey (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) offer more advice and information for childcare providers.