The DfE have Childminder grants for newly registered childminders who are going to offer funded places for 3 & 4 year olds- 30 hours
The scheme is only open to newly registered businesses. These are those which have been registered with Ofsted or a CMA within the last 12 months. From 1 May 2017, a newly registered business will be one registered with Ofsted or a CMA within the last 3
The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is funded by the Department for Education.
There is a fixed amount of funding available. The scheme is due to end by 31 March 2018, or sooner if all funds have been exhausted.
https://www.gov.uk/childcare-business-grant#what-you-need-to-know The find out more link on that page takes you to the following website:
There are three types of grants available:
· A £500 grant for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises
· A £1,000 grant for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises of children with special educational needs and disability (SEN/D)
· A £1,000 grant for a Childminder Agency (CMA).
If you want more information on becoming a funded provider please e-mail