Providing childminding services

Can you help me become registered?

We offer both an Initial Briefing and 2 Day Training in relation to becoming a childminder. To book onto these courses, please click here.

What will Ofsted check?

During the registration process, you must …

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Setting up group childcare

How do I set up a group childcare provision?

The Council’s Early Years team can recommend, advise and support on issues relating to suitable premises, delivering legal requirements of the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and preparing for …

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Becoming a nanny

Unlike registered childminders (who tend to be self-employed and work in their own homes), nannies do not have to be registered or inspected. However, it is recommended by Ofsted that you register as a Nanny on their Voluntary part of …

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What does Ofsted do?

Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) has a duty to:

Place providers on the appropriate register, as described on their website.
Visit providers before, and inspect providers regularly after, registration.
Investigate and act upon complaints, to …

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