Cardiff Childcare Business Support

Are you thinking of setting up a childcare business?  Do you need support with your current childcare business?

The Childcare Business Support Services are available to new and existing childcare providers – we work with schools, playgroups, day nursery’s, after school and holiday clubs, Cylch Meithrin, Crèche’s and Childminders.

We aim to help sustain existing provision and improve the quality of childcare provided. Services can include: – help with policies and procedures, CSSIW applications, marketing, staff recruitment, income generation and grant-funding applications.


Childcare Business Support Grant 2017-18

We are now accepting grant applications for funding towards new and existing Out of School Childcare services.  Please complete the Application Form, paying particular attention to the eligibility criteria stipulated in the Guidelines, and the Terms and Conditions.  If you have any questions regarding the grant application process, please contact a member of the Childcare Business Support Service on 029 2035 1363.

Contact us: or by contacting a Childcare Business Support Officer direct:

Amanda Boyd (Welsh language speaker)
Childcare Business Support Officer
02920 351360 / 07814 251310

*usual working pattern Mon – Fri


Support for:

  • Childcare Business Support Fund
  • External funding
  • Fundraising
  • Legal structures

Rachel Dulieu (Welsh language speaker)
Childcare Business Support Officer
02920 351363 / 07974 988050


*usual working pattern Mon – Thurs





Support for:

  • New developments (Inc. childminders)
  • Policies
  • Business planning
  • Financial forecasts & sustainability

Judith Hewett
Childcare Business Support Officer
02920 351715 / 07974 024574


*usual working pattern Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri


Support for:

  • General enquiries
  • Family information services / workforce development
  • Information sharing


Andy Senior
Senior Childcare Business Support Officer
02920 351362


*usual working pattern Mon – Fri


Support for:

  • All areas and any other enquiries
  • Childcare Sufficiency Assessment
  • Childminding information sessions
  • Partnership working
  • Representation at meetings
  • External quality assurance schemes
  • Gold Standard Healthy Snack Award
  • Cardiff Healthy and Sustainable Pre-School Scheme
  • Actions resulting from CSSIW / Estyn inspections