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What is a Business Plan?


A Business Plan is a written document that describes your core business objectives and how you plan to achieve them over a set period of time. It is designed to help you, and others, understand how you plan to generate money and make your business sustainable. A Business Plan often includes information about your goals, strategies, marketing and sales plans and financial forecasts. 


Why is a Business Plan important for Childcare Centre? 


There are many great reasons why it is worth your time creating a Business Plan. 

Here are just seven:


A Business Plan:


  1. Provides a structured way of organising your thoughts and clarifying your idea.
  2. Helps you set out your goals and spot any potential problems in achieving these goals.
  3. Gives you a clear strategy to follow when things get busy.
  4. Is often essential for securing external finance for your business (and is required if you’re applying for a Start Up Loan).
  5. Allows you to measure your progress as you go along.
  6. Ensures all of your team are working towards the same vision.
  7. Helps you plan for the future.


Take your pick from our customised range of free daycare business plan templates, after school program & childminding business plan templates, put on your thinking hat and get started right away.


Download a business plan template that suits your business model: 


  1. Daycare Business Plan Template
  2. After School Program Business Plan 
  3. Childminding Business Plan