Information about becoming a childcare provider can be found on the Gov.uk website.
Contact the Families Information Service for more information:
- tel: 0151 666 3980
- email: [email protected]
Training for childminders
To become an Ofsted registered childminder caring for children 0-19 years, you will need to:
- complete an appropriate childminder training course – available online through organisations such as Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) or Pre-School Learning alliance (PLA)
- attend a 12 hour Paediatric first aid course
- have a good knowledge of the Early Year Foundation Stage Statutory framework
- create an appropriate home environment
Find out more about becoming a childminder
The Early Years Business Support Team offers Childminder Information Sessions, where you can find out further details about becoming a childminder. The briefings last for a couple of hours and take place approximately three times a year.
For further information contact The Early Years Business Support Team, on 0151 666 3980.
You also need to be aware that although Ofsted may register you to care for up to 6 children, under Wirral planning law you are not able to care for more than 4 children, on a commercial basis within your home unless you obtain planning permission.
HMRC provides free online seminars about being a self-employed childminder.