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Services for Young Children

Business Support

All registered nurseries, pre-schools and out of school clubs in Hampshire have access to the Services for Young Children (SfYC) business support service.

If you would like business support, please contact your local Services for Young Children team.

Online business information

Use these links to help you run a successful, thriving childcare business:

Starting out in childcare

e-Learning package for prospective new providers:

If you experience problems in opening the e-Learning packages it may be necessary to use a different browser, e.g. Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.

30 Hours Childcare

As well as the general business information SfYC has developed a 30 Hours Childcare Forecaster tool in the form of a pivot table spreadsheet that will help providers to understand the potential demand of increased childcare hours for eligible working families.

30 Hours Provider Modelling Tools

SfYC have released tools to help childcare providers to consider the impact of Early Years Education Funding rates and the delivery of more childcare hours.

New childcare providers should consider the impact of the 30 Hours Childcare from September 2017. The eligibility criteria for parents to access the 30 Hours Childcare can be found on the Free Early Years Education page.

Further information and tools are available from the 30 Hours Childcare section on our website.


Information for Community and Voluntary Providers

All new committee members need to complete a DBS check and Ofsted EY2 form. Once the checks have been done details need to be submitted to the Charity Commission. See below links:

Here are some useful links to support committees and voluntary groups.

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