Walsall FIS offers up-to-date information,
advice and help on services for families in Walsall.

Business Support

As a childcare provider, whilst your main concern will be the care you offer to the children you look after, your are also running your own business and this brings with it, it's own considerations and issues.

This page covers some of the areas that we think you should be aware of, but please contact your Improvement Officer if you have a specific concern or questions. Whilst they may not be able to sort it themselves, they will find the people who can!


Tax and National Insurance

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over see the deductions and tax you pay.

The HMRC also have a YouTube channel with lots of useful and informative videos. You can visit it below

The HMRC offer free online training course for people who run their own businesses. You can access the course by following the link below:

The HMRC offer free online training/Tax advice for childminders this can be found on the E-Learning Page below

If you are childminder then please visit the Information for childminders page for details of upcoming webinars aimed directly at you!


Information Commisioners Office (ICO) and Data Protection Act 2006

If you are holding personal details of the staff or children at your setting, then you you need to be aware of these as you may need to register as a Data Controller. You can find out more by using the links below to the Information Commisioner's website:



ACAS offer help to both employers and employees regarding legal and human resources related issues. Their advice is free and confidential.


​Business support from Walsall Council


Contract of employment and workings hours


National Minimum Wage


Black Country Business Support


Business Support Helpline

  • 0845 600 9006