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Setting Up Provision

Starting a new nursery, playgroup, out of school club, holiday scheme or becoming a childminder

The Early Years and Childcare Service are responsible for ensuring sufficient early years and childcare places across the city.

For further advice and support regarding setting up a new provision, please contact the Early Years Quality Improvement team.


The majority of providers will need to register with Ofsted on the Early Years or Childcare register. For more information please access the Ofsted Registration website.