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Registering as a childcare provider business

We have prepared the childcare sufficiency report for existing and potential childcare businesses. This report shows which areas in the borough could benefit from additional childcare providers.  It gives a breakdown of 2, 3 and 4 year olds capacity and projections by ward level and outline where the needs are.

Childcare sufficiency report

If you are thinking of setting up a business in the childcare sector, such as setting up a day nursery, holiday playscheme, breakfast or after school club then you will need to understand the following:

How to register as a childcare provider in Havering

This pack has been produced by London of Borough of Havering Early Years Teams. It is an aid for prospective early years providers wishing to set up childcare provision in the Borough.

New business pack for prospective providers

Traded Service Package - Registering as a childcare provider

We understand prospective providers may need more detailed insight into the local market. With this in mind we are piloting a Traded Service Package.

The package will include the following:

  • Local ward level data, available vacancy information, delivery of early education and childcare places
  • Demographic information – population data for next 5 years by ward, housing developments, ward profile data
  • Business Support – 4 hours of support of which 1 hour is face to face meeting, business planning resources, funding sources

The Package is available for a period of 12 months only - from initial point of activity.  Cost of this package is £250 lump sum.

There is no refund available once the package has been purchased.   

For further information please email

Enterprise Nation Support Pack

With support from Havering Borough Council and the Mayor of London, Enterprise Nation is delivering a programme of concentrated business start-up support to Havering entrepreneurs. Join the programme and access:

  • start-up events
  • practical workshops
  • one to one advice
  • online business support
  • peer to peer connections

To be eligible, you must be resident in the London Borough of Havering, have been trading for less than 12 months and have fewer than 10 employees For further information on how to get involved in the programme please visit

Here is a short video of what points to consider before setting up a childcare business in the borough and the intro is this video has been produced by London Borough of Havering Early Years Teams.  It is an aid for prospective early years providers wishing to set up childcare provision in the borough.

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