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- See our Help with Childcare Costs pages to see what help is available and to see if you qualify.
- A guide to setting up a nursery or daycare provision in Haringey
- Funding Information
- Updating childcare business information
- Childcare Vacancy Audits
- Annual Childcare Audits
- Early Years Census
- Childminding information sessions
Below you will find advice and information about setting up a nursery or daycare provision in Haringey. It is designed to guide you through the process and signpost you to officers who can help and support you.
Types of childcare businesses
There are six main categories of a childcare business:
- Full day care - Day care for children under eight for a continuous period of four hours or more in any day on non-domestic premises; for example a nursery
- Sessional day care - Day care for children under eight for a session which is less than a continuous period of four hours in any day on non-domestic premises; for example, a part time play group or part time nursery
- Crèche - Occasional care for children under eight provided on particular non-domestic premises on more than five days a year; for example, childcare for parents attending a training course
- Out of school - Day care for children under eight that operates on non-domestic premises during one or more of the following: before school, after school, during school holidays; for example, extended schools, breakfast clubs, and after school clubs
- Childminding - Day care for children under eight on domestic premises for more than two hours per day
- Independent Schools - Schools that are independent of local authority or government control. An independent school may offer nursery education to children aged 3 and 4 and may claim nursery education funding for these children from the local authority
All Ofsted registered childcare providers can deliver Early Years Free Entitlement places for 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds. Please see the Local Code of Practice for Providers below which outlines the providers responsibilities. Information around payment dates (EYFE Funding Calender) and working out the correct terms for new admission start dates (EYFE Term Start Date Ready Reckoner) are also provided below:
- Local Code of Practice for Providers - 2015-16 (PDF, 6MB)
- EYFE Funding Calender 2015-16 (PDF, 201KB)
- EYFE - Term Start Date Ready Reckoner (Excel, 36KB)
Forms below are to be completed by newly registered childcare providers:
- PVI New Provider Form (Word, 59KB)
- Childminder URN form (Word, 163KB)
- New Childminder Form (Word, 133KB)
Below you will find further useful information, guidance notes and templates:
- Cash Flow Spreadsheet Example (PDF, 173KB)
- Budget Template Example Sheet (PDF, 190KB)
- A Guide to Addressing Profit Shortfalls (PDF, 102KB)
- How to Produce an Effective Business Plan (PDF, 205KB)
- Business Support Pack for Childcare Settings (PDF, 624KB)
- Getting Started Procedure - Becoming a Childcare Provider (PDF, 23KB)
- Setting Up A New Business - Checklist (PDF, 630KB)
- Tips on Marketing Your Business (PDF, 253KB)
- Provider Letter Template for Outstanding Fees (PDF, 255KB)
- FF2s - Provider Admissions Process-1 August 2017 (PDF,253KB)
- Help With Childcare Costs While You Work (PDF, 111KB)
- Help With Childcare Costs While You Study (PDF, 146KB)
- Annual Agreement for the Funding/Provision of the EYFE (PDF, 296KB)
- British Values - Haringey Guidance (PDF, 460KB)
- FISO Provider Portal User Guide (PDF, 1MB)
- Local Code of Practice for Providers - 2015-16 (PDF, 6MB)
- Change of Owner and or Premises Form (PDF, 230KB)
- Ethnicity Codes (PDF, 66KB)
- Free Early Education and Childcare Funding - Annual Contract (PDF, 156KB)
- Parental Agreement Form October 2017 (PDF, 105KB)
- Expression of Interest Form (PDF, 188KB)
- EYFE Starter Leaver Form (PDF, 291KB)
- Early Years Pupil Premium - October 2017 (PDF, 180KB)
From time to time registered childcare providers may want to update their details; like the description of their business, number of vacancies, change of addresses or manager, etc.
Change of address, telephone and management details
Providers must inform Ofsted in the first instance, Ofsted will in turn update the local authority - who will then make the necessary change(s) to your records.
As a childcare provider you can complete the vacancy audit form below and email it back to email@example.com - this will allow us to provide parents/carers with the most up-to-date information about available childcare.
We have a Statutory Duty to maintain up to date childcare information for parents/carers and other professionals on our database.
Complete the Childcare Audit/Sufficiency Survey forms below:
Email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org - alternatively you can post them back to us at the address below:
- Early Years Quality Team
River Park House
225 High Road
This audit needs to be completed by all childcare providers, by the end of September each year. Make sure a separate form is completed for each provision where applicable. For example, if you have a nursery and an after school club, you’ll need to complete two forms - one for the nursery, and a second for the After School club.
All early education and care providers must complete an Early Years annual census return with the exception of academies (who submit their school census, including nursery children, directly to the DfE).
Providers are expected to co-operate fully with the completion of this census – as failure to do so impacts on the Early Years Free Entitlement Funding. Any provider failing to comply may be removed from the directory of providers and may lose the right to funding.
The next census is due on the third Thursday in January 2018. The census information must relate to the number of staff and children registered at each provider during the week of the census.
- Download the Census 2018 memo (PDF, 25KB) for more details
Detailed guidance on completing the census return is issued to providers at the beginning of January. Providers may also find further information about the annual census on the GOV.UK website (external link).
If you would like to find out more about how to become a registered childminder then why not attend one of our information sessions. Here you will be able to have an informal chat with the Coordinator for Childminding Services and Development
- See the childminding information sessions section on the Becoming a Childminder page.
- Coordinator for Childminding Services and Development
Tel: 020 8489 2161
- Early Years Administrator (Childminding enquiries)
Tel: 020 8489 5386
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