Support and advice for your early years business

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Created by the sector for the sector, the Early Years Business Zone is a great new initiative that provides a dedicated, free to access, online resource that is tailored to the specific needs of early years businesses.

Business Appraisal

A series of in-depth questions that analyse a business’s strengths and weaknesses and makes recommendations.

Staff Cost Calculator

Foundations' Staff Cost Calculator will help you to make the best decisions for you and your business. Calculate staff ratios, explore different staffing possibilities and generate your occupancy rates at the touch of a button.

Financial Management

To help businesses control costs, review business modelling and help determine where future savings can be made.

Benefits to your business

When you join the Early Years Business Zone you have immediate access to a range of tailor-made business resources that can help you:

  • Highlight areas of growth

  • Save money

  • Reduce risk

  • Connect with industry experts

Developed by the sector for the sector

"Like a lot of early years settings we face a number of challenges that we have to overcome to allow us to maintain a sustainable business. That is why we jumped at the chance to contribute to this project. We wanted to develop a toolkit that provides practical and realistic support. We are confident this is what we have achieved."

Louise Monange - Manager at The Old Forge Day Nursery