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@example.com
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 a formal planning application will not normally be required for an ancillary use of a terraced, semi-detached or detached dwelling-house by the occupier for child-minding, where up to six children are cared for at any one time (including the minder’s own children) and no outside staff are employed; so long as the use continues to be ancillary to the main use of the dwelling-house. Of the six children, a maximum of three may be young children under primary school age.
HMRC provides free online seminars about being a self-employed childminder.