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Childcare changes offer schools income opportunity

17 July 2013

The growing need for affordable childcare is becoming a “major concern” for families and a primary focus for the Government, who are taking action to cut red tape surrounding after-school and holiday childcare provision.

Government plans include utilising the full potential of school sites by relaxing restrictions on a school’s ability to provide out of hours childcare by abolishing the duty on schools to consult and making multisite nurseries subject to only one registration.

The Government hope to generate savings for parents but it’s also a chance for schools and academies to consider their own income generation opportunities. As well as hiring out school premises to nursery providers looking for a secure second site, schools may consider opening their own nurseries and controlling the income. Academies may wish to set up a new company to do this, but this simple step could open the door to a new and welcomed income stream with the added benefit of providing low cost childcare provision for their community.

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