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How to set up a workplace nursery

Author: Louis Wustemann

Summary

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  • Be aware of the value to employees of a workplace nursery.
  • Check if planning permission or permission for change of use is needed for the nursery.
  • Observe the minimum space requirements set down in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Decide whether to operate the facility directly or to contract a specialist provider.
  • Make sure that staffing levels are adequate and that staff have the necessary qualifications.
  • Allow adequate time for the registration process.
  • Investigate whether the facility qualifies for tax allowances.
  • Devise a fair system for allocation of nursery places.