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Childcare and childminding business support

Running a childcare/childminding business or looking to start one? Business Gateway can help you plan, adapt and grow.

We're running a specific programme of support webinars to help childcare and childminding businesses, and you can book a free 1:1 session with one of our advisers to find out more about any business concerns you might have.

Business Support Webinars

4/2/23, 2pm - 4pm - An introduction to digital marketing - Book here

5/2/23, 2pm - 4pm - Funding applications - Book here

9/2/23, 5pm - 7pm - Bookkeeping and cashflow - Book here

14/2/23, 6pm - 7:30pm - Supporting your employment gap - Book here

16/2/23, 6pm - 7:30pm - Canva - Book here

20/2/23, 6pm - 7:30pm - Build your own website - Book here

Book a 1:1 session with an adviser

Childminder 1:1s (this is for all established Childminders) - Book here

Childcare Provider 1:1s (for the rest of the Childcare sector) - Book here

Rural Childminder 1:1s (Childminders who have entered the profession via the Scottish Rural Childminding Partnership) - Book here

When booking 1:1 options, select ‘more options’ or ‘select a date’ to view all available dates and timeslots.

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Local office support

Our local offices are here to help you with your plans to start up, become more efficient or build resilience.

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Digital skills & support

Access 1:1 consultancy, webinars, online support and a digital health check with our DigitalBoost programme.


Planning To Start

Not sure how to start up your start-up? Our Planning To Start tool gives you an instant toolkit with key resources and support.

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Online resources

Our handy guides, videos, podcasts and templates cover key aspects of starting up and running a business.


Webinars & events

We have a selection of webinars and events to support you and your team – whatever stage your business is at.

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