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  1. Are there any guidelines on paying staff the going rate for the level of role they play in our childcare setting?
  2. How do I ensure that the childcare provided meets legal requirements?
  3. How do I go about finding suitable premises to run our after school club what rules and regulations must we make sure we pass?
  4. How do I learn the basics of book-keeping and staff payroll?
  5. How do we go about ensuring all of our staff have up to date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks)?
  6. How often do I need to do supervision with the staff?
  7. Is there an easy guide detailing the level of play and care qualifications my staff would need in our childcare setting?
  8. We are starting up a new nursery and would like some help with setting our fee and payment policy.
  9. We charge an hourly rate but most of our children in our After School Club only stay until 4.30 pm so it means that we have to pay for two members of staff to look after just 3 children until 5.30 pm. How can we cover our costs?
  10. We want to set an example to our children by running an environmentally friendly setting where can I get some advice?
  11. What are the key things we must do to adhere to the Welsh Language Policy?
  12. What are the staffing ratios needed in our day care nursery and after school club?
  13. What food do we have to provide in our day care nursery and holiday club? Do my staff all have to have a food hygiene certificate?
  14. What hours will a typical provider operate?
  15. What is an out of school hours childcare place?
  16. What is out of school care for the 3 & 4 year old age group?
  17. What type of insurance policies should we take out to make sure we are covered for all risks?
  18. Where can I go to find extra financial help to set up our after school and holiday club?
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