Setting up as a daycare provider

This page provides information if you would like to become a daycare provider in County Durham.

Where can I get help?

Help and support is available from our Childcare Places team on tel: 03000 268 908.

Ofsted registration

Visit to find out about how to register as a childminder or childcare provider in England. 

Other useful information 

Apprenticeship grant for employers

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds supports businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment though the Apprenticeship programme.

Adult learners - bursaries, grants and loans

Adult learners can apply for grants and bursaries to help pay for courses and training. Find out more on's grants and bursaries for adult learners page. 

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