Where to get information every childcare provider needs to know

Are you setting up a school or holiday club or already running one? Whether you are a newbie or an experienced professional, our partners’ resourceful information covers various topics such as Ofsted registration, staff supervision, legislation and latest childcare development.
Visit their websites and follow them to get all childcare related questions answered.
They also have activities ideas and forums to share experience and thoughts, so have a peek to find the information you need.

Out Of School Alliance


Dedicated to the out of school club sector and aiming to centralise useful information, OOSA can tell you all about getting your club started such as DBS checks, funding, qualifications and much more. They offer various information packs to help you get your club up and running or to improve your practice at your existing club. Becoming a member of OOSA also gives you significant discounts from a wide range of relevant organisations, access to their extensive libraries of sample documentation and activity factsheets, and a free subscription to their monthly newsletter, which contains the latest in-depth information for providers of breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs.
And if you need ideas or want to share your knowledge and experience with other childcare providers, then participate in their club chat! Type away and get inspiration on a wide range of topics such as what healthy snacks to make, dealing with tricky parents, or what management software to use.

Visit their website or take a peak at their activity on Facebook


A well-known charity, 4children are the Government’s strategic partner for early years and childcare. They put families and children on the political agenda and pride themselves in shaping national policy along with the Department of Education.
4Children offer a comprehensive range of services including providing childcare, information and advice for parents, employers or local authorities alike. They run childcare centres such as day nurseries, out of school clubs or youth centres.

Visit their website or get up-to-the-minute information following their Twitter

Both our partners are a great source of knowledge for people working in the childcare industry, and we hope you find just what you are looking for.

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