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£500 available to start-ups

Women and equalities minister Maria Miller recently reminded aspiring childminders that grants worth up to £500 are still being offered in England to those interested in starting up a childcare business.

The scheme is aimed at helping over 6,000 new childcare businesses in England with set up, training and adapting premises costs and is part of government plans to ensure more childcare is available for women wanting to go back to work. The minister said: “Thousands of people have already applied for a grant, but I want even more people to benefit… I would urge anyone who is interested to apply as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss out.”

Three grants are available; £250 for new childminding businesses, £500 for new childminding businesses that intend to provide care for disabled children, and £500 for larger childcare businesses, including nurseries and out-of-school clubs and childcare businesses on domestic premises (in someone’s home, but with 4 or more adults working there).