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£2m more for childcare business grants

The Government have announced a further £2 million for childcare business grants in the Autumn Statement today. New group-based settings such as nurseries and childcare on domestic premises can apply for £500 and new childminders can apply for £250 from the scheme. If you are starting a new childcare business and want to find out more about how to access these grants, visit the scheme website here.

The Government also announced in the Statement the piloting of a new approach to target early interventions for 0-2 year olds. We will share more news on this pilot and how you can get involved (if possible) when the information becomes available.