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Early Years Market Development and Sufficiency


Setting up a nursery, preschool, wraparound -  and business advice

Our consultants can advise about legal obligations, expectations and training that is involved before embarking on the journey to setting a non-domestic premises. The guide is suitable for people working in the private, voluntary and independent sector.

Our team can also advise you on the business aspects of early years provision. Specifically looking at areas where childcare is needed.

Local data and local sufficiency information is available for prospective providers to review.

Recruitment and Retention Toolkit

This toolkit was co-produced with early years setting. It is designed to encourage reflection on current recruitment and retention procedures and to ensure that your provision and practice are compliant with current legislation. The toolkit will help to promote and encourage the early years workforce and support leaders with recruitment and retention within the early years sector. 

Recruitment retention induction supervision toolkit May 2023 V4 (276 KB)

Contact the team

Karen Greenan - 07974 112335

Anne Ballantyne - 07974 114229

Sharon Bentley - 07974 113890

Sophie Foster 

Katie Sims - 07964 331664

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