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THE CURRENT SCHEME HAS NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS WITH EFFECT FROM 29TH March 2016 - applications are no longer being accepted.

All remaining eligible grants, upon receipt of a Valid Ofsted /CMA registration certificate and approved for payment after the 30th September 2016 will be honoured and paid in due course.

We expect a new and revised scheme to be launched in the near future. Further updates will be provided as soon as possible. Please continue to monitor this web page for further information.

The Childcare Grant Scheme can accept registration certificates from either Ofsted or a childminder agency.

Childcare Business picture of childrenGrants Scheme

The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. It will encourage and support the starting up of new childcare businesses by providing a flat rate start-up grant of:

• £500 for new childminding businesses setting up in England (those who are looking after one or more children to whom they are not related, on domestic premises, for reward and for a total of more than 2 hours in any day);

• £1000 for new childminding businesses, as above, that will provide care for disabled children (applicants will need to demonstrate that they have incurred additional expenditure in setting up their business as a result of this);

• £1000 for new nursery, out of school club, or childcare on domestic premises setting up in England.