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EY Business Support


Business support can be accessed via

Email: eybusinesssupport@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01452 427810


Supporting you and your business growth

Providing professional advice, information & guidance

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Early Years Business Support team.  We have developed a generic business support email which can be used by all Gloucestershire Early Years Providers requiring business support.

EY Business & Finance Support form

Business Support Newsletter

"It is really nice to have all this information given from yourselves via a newsletter and is a really good way to prompt us providers to double check both legislation and all the business side of everything is up to date."

The support provided within the team can include: 

  • Access to Gloucestershire business tools, factsheets, case studies, templates and training
  • Signposting to external sources for advice and support 
    • Face to face sessions
    • One to one support

Spotlight on:

Nursery Funding

Childminding information

Business Training events

The Bristol Standard Journey

Contact a Early Years Provider Forum Representative

There are a lot of different local and national policies impacting on childcare providers and we ensure that through the Early Years Education Provider Forum we supply relevant and useful feedback to the local authority of issues that directly impact on our sector. 

The Forum meets 6 times a year and is made up of Early Years Practitioners from a variety of types of Early Years provision.  Two of our members also sit on the Schools Forum which meets at Shire Hall, and they provide a voice for Early Years within the wider education agenda. 

(The members below have given their consent to be contacted.  Please click on a name to email a Forum Rep)



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We are keen to develop resources that will suit your needs so please do let us know of any ideas/information you would like to see in the near future via the business support email: eybusinesssupport@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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