Cardiff Childcare Business Support

Childcare Business Support Services are available to new and existing childcare providers in Cardiff – we work with schools, playgroups, day nurseries, after school and holiday clubs, cylchoedd meithrin, crèches and childminders.

We aim to support existing provision and improve the quality of childcare provided. Services can include assistance with policies and procedures, Care Inspectorate for Wales applications, marketing, staff recruitment, income generation, sustainability and grant-funding applications.

Meet the team

Areas of Support:

All areas and any other enquiries relating to Childcare Sufficiency Assessments, partnership working and representation at meetings.

Normal working days:

Monday to Friday

Telephone:

02920351362

E-mail:

Andy.Senior2@cardiff.gov.uk

Welsh speaker

No

Areas of Support:

New developments (Inc. childminders), Childminding information sessions, Care Inspectorate for Wales pre-registration and post-registration compliance, company policy building, business planning and financial forecasts & sustainability.

Normal working days:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Telephone:

02920 351363

E-mail:

Rachel.dulieu@cardiff.gov.uk

Welsh speaker

Yes

Areas of Support:

Childcare and Play Grant, management of grant expenditure, monitoring of grant expenditure, external funding, legal structures.

Normal working days:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Telephone:

02920351714

E-mail:

Claire.Jones4@cardiff.gov.uk

Welsh speaker

No

Areas of Support:

External quality assurance schemes, Gold Standard Healthy Snack Award, Cardiff Healthy and Sustainable Pre-School Scheme, Actions resulting from Care Inspectorate for Wales and Estyn inspections

Normal working days:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Telephone:

02920 351360 / 07814 251310

E-mail:

Amanda.boyd@cardiff.gov.uk

Welsh speaker

Yes

Areas of Support:

 

Normal working days:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Telephone:

02920351715

E-mail:

Georgina.Larkins@cardiff.gov.uk

Welsh speaker

No

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Test Trace Protect Leaflet

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Grants

Childcare Business Support Grant

Assistance through the Childcare Business Support grant can be provided for costs associated with enhancing the quality of provision, particularly when it addresses CIW requirements or matters raised in Inspection Reports (please submit last CIW Report with your application) to make them suitable for childcare on a continuing basis.

For the financial year 2021-22 and in light of the ongoing circumstances, settings can apply for assistance which would allow the provision to operate in line with guidance issued by the Welsh Government (WG), including  Protective measures in childcare settings: keep childcare safe | GOV.WALES, Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) and other relevant organisations

These measure may include portable wash hand stations and associated equipment; room dividers; meeting Food Standard Agency Guidelines; IT for communicating with parent; and for items not eligible for funding under the Childcare Offer Capital Small Grants Scheme.

Cardiff Council Childcare Business Support Grant Terms & Conditions 2021-22

Childcare Business Support Grant Application Form (2021-22)

Childcare Business Support Grant Application Guidelines 2021/22

Childcare Business Support Grant – Grant Application Costings 2021/22

Cash flow spreadsheet

Capital Grant

The deadline for final applications for the Small childcare capital grant is the 17th of September.  All funding agreed will need to be spent by the 28th of February 2022. To meet this requirement, this round of the grant will be focused on equipment.

Settings can apply for capital items, to improve quality and/or increase places for children accessing the Childcare offer, please see the application for further information.  The grant applications will be decided by a panel of umbrella organisation representatives at a date to be confirmed.

Childcare Offer Capital Grant Application Form

Childcare Business Support Grant – Grant Application Costings 2021/22

Cash flow spreadsheet

Contact us on:

Call us: 02920351362

E-mail us: childcarebusinesssupport@cardiff.gov.uk

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