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starting a nursery

FREE help and advice about starting a nursery

If you are thinking about starting a nursery it can be an exciting but daunting experience with so many areas to consider.

To help you get started National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has developed a factsheet that provides you with a starting point for the areas you need to look at and consider when setting up a nursery with references to where you can find further information. You can download this factsheet for free by clicking on the link below.

starting a nursery - free factsheet
starting a nursery - free factsheet
click here to access NDNA's factsheet about opening a nursery
starting a nursery - more support
starting a nursery - more support
extra resources and support to start your nursery
when your nursery opens
when your nursery opens
our support services for nurseries

financial support for starting a nursery

Childcare Business Grant

The UK Government is offering a start up grant to individuals looking to start a nursery in England. A £500 grant is available to support start up costs. For more information click here.

The Start Up Loan Company

The government-backed Start Up Loans Company offers a financing and mentoring solution for entrepreneurs looking to start a business, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to help them succeed. The scheme has £151.5 million of government money available for anyone over the age of 18, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, offering an average loan size of £6000, and an expert mentor from your region and industry to provide support. To find out more visit