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Opening and running a childcare setting

All reception, nursery classes, day nurseries, childminders, playgroups, pre-schools and after school clubs that accept children within the age range birth to five years old have to follow the early year’s foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework. The EYFS ensures children’s safety and that they learn through play.

For more information download our Opening a Childcare Setting within North Somerset(pdf).

Information on starting up a business becoming self-employed and can also be found via website


You can find out what you must do to register as a childcare provider on Gov.UK website there is also information on providing childcare

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