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The Local Authority is committed to supporting the development and sustainability of childcare provision which supports the wider social and economic development of the area.   Lorraine Hutchinson, Information Hub Business Support Officer, can visit your setting and offer business advice, support and guidance on employment law, finance, marketing and business planning of your childcare business.  This is available free of charge to all registered or approved childcare providers in Hartlepool. 

If you are interested in setting up a childcare business in Hartlepool you can contact Lorraine Hutchinson, Business Support Officer on 01429 523195 or email lorraine.hutchinson@hartlepool.gov.uk

The four areas covered under business support are:

Employment Law - This section provides you with fact sheets confirming changes to legislation.  These fact sheets can be downloaded.

Finance - Finance planning is essential to ensure that your costs are covered and your setting is sustainable.  This section provides you with fact sheets and useful resources to assist you with financial planning

Marketing - This section provides you with fact sheets on market research of your target audience in Hartlepool.

Business Planning - Business planning is important for a successful business.  It allows you to manage the business.  This section will provide you with some downloadable fact sheets and useful resources to assist you with financial planning.

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