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Tippy Toes
23-06-2009, 04:54 PM
Hi All

Im a new childminder from S Wales and was just wondering whether there are any start up grants available? So we can get some equiptment etc?

Thanks :)

23-06-2009, 04:57 PM
It depends on your area. Here you can get your insurance paid & tool kit (contracts etc), but that's it.

23-06-2009, 05:40 PM
The WAG have now withdrawn funding for starting childminding. If you are lucky your local council still fund the ICP and NCMA bits and pieces. When I started the total grant was £430. £130 was for ICP and NCMA toolkit and the £300 was sent to me when I produced receipts for things I had bought. It was quite specific stuff I could buy though like H & S equip or multicultural resources. I would have thought as I am sure you are registered already that if this were available in your area you would have been told about it.