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childminding information session

Childminding Information Session

Welcome & Introductions

Pippa Williams

Housekeeping, Mobile Phones

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Childminding Information Session

A career in childminding means:

You can offer children a happy and inspirational environment

Work in your home, choosing the hours you work & services you provide

Running your own business

Care for your own children at the same time

Meet other childminders in your community

childminding services
Childminding Services

Wrap around care service –before, after school, holidays

Flexible care to meet family needs-late shifts, overnight care, weekends,

Under three placements

2 year old funded places (if on Network)

Mixed age ranges also means brothers and sisters can stay together

Emergency care service—e.g. Nursery has to close

Respite care places

Placement whilst waiting for a Nursery place

Specialist child-minding service

have a career where no two days are the same
Have a career where no two days are the same
  • Although each day will be different, a childminder’s typical day may include:
    • Outings (park, library,drop ins )
    • Planning fun & stimulating activities
    • Provide meals & snacks (involving children in preparation & choices)
    • Taking children to & from school or clubs
    • Network Childminder activities
    • Keeping records, carrying out observations, planning activities, risk assessments

Are you ready to commit to childminding as a professional career option?

Impact on your family

Training-evenings, weekends,

Setting up your business–impact on your home, financial implications, business skills, record keeping

Self Development

Regular support from the childminding team-support meeting, drop ins, resources, promoting childminding

registration as a home child carer
Registration as a Home Child Carer

(Nannying) Caring for a child in the child own home…

You will need to register online with Ofsted on the Voluntary Child Care Register

You will need to meet the requirements of the Child care register

You will need to have a qualification at a minimum of level 2 in an area of work relevant to the childcare,


successfully completed training in the core skills as set out in the document Common Core of skills and knowledge for the children’s workforce.

As set out in by the Department for Education.

You will need to have paediatric first aid certificate, minimum of 12 hour course. (see guidance)

Handout available of courses available that meet the requirements.

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Childminding Information Session

Ofsted’s (or Childminder Agency) role is to:

  • register applicants
  • inspect childminders regularly after registration
  • investigate concerns, to check that a childminder is still meeting the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and/or requirements of the Child Care Register
  • take enforcement action when necessary.
  • Please note that as from September 2014 childminders will be able to register with either Ofsted or a registered Childminder Agency, the Agency’s role will be the same as Ofsted
  • (details of local Childminder Agencies will be made available once this is published)
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Childminding Information Session

Ofsted’s (or Childminder Agency) aims through regulation are to:

  • protect children
  • ensure that childminders provide good outcomes for children
  • ensure that childminders meet the EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage and/or the requirements of the Child Care Register
  • promote high quality in the provision of care and early education
  • provide reassurance for parents.
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Childminding Information Session

Who needs to register?

A childminder is a person who:

  • looks after children aged under eight
  • for more than two hours in any one day
  • on domestic premises
  • for reward.
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Childminding Information Session

You do not need to register as a childminder if you:

  • are the parent or relative of the child
  • have parental responsibility for the child
  • are a foster parent to the child
  • are looking after the child in the child’s own home (nannying therefore registration under the voluntary child care register)
  • care for the child between the hours of 6.00 pm and 2.00 am only.
early years register
**Early Years Register

How do I register as a Childminder?

You will need to access a copy of the document, The EYFS (Early Years Foundation) online, you will need to down load it ready for the training please download the Early Years Foundation Stage documents from this website

You will need to download FOUR documents from this site:

EYFS framework 2012

Early Years Outcomes

3. Development Matter 2012

4. The EYFS Progress check at age two.


What’s in the EYFS?

  • What you have to do by law
  • non statutory guidance for
  • practitioners
  • A know How Guide
  • The non statutory guidance
  • material support practitioners
  • in implementing eyfs
  • Statutory framework for EYFS
  • Early Years Outcomes
  • The EYFS Progress check at age two
  • Development Matters in the EYFS
working as a childminder means meeting the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the eyfs
** Working as a childminder means:Meeting the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements of the EYFS

There are 9 sub sections of the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

1. Child Protection- Pge 13 paragraph 3.4 to 3.8

2. Suitable Person -Page 14,15 paragraph 3.9 to 3.17

3. Staff Qualifications - Page 16, 17 paragraph 3.18 to 3.25

4. Key Person - Page 18 to 25 para 3.26 to 3.41

5. Health – Page 21,22 para 3.42 to 3.49

6. Managing Behaviour Page 23 para 3.50 to 3.52

7. Safety and Suitability of premises - Page 23 to 26 para 3.52 to3.65

8. Equal Opportunities - Page 26 para 3.66

9. Information and Records – page 26 par 3.67 to 3.77


Meeting the EYFS 3 Learning Development Requirements:-

There are TWO section of the Learning and Development Requirements

1. Section 1 -The areas of learning and Development- page 4 -9 para 1.4 -1.13

The early learning goals –

The prime areas Communication and language, Physical Development and Personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas- Literacy, mathematics, Understanding the world, Expressive arts and design,

2. Section 2 Assessment - Page 10 – 12 para 2.1 to 2.11

Ongoing assessments, parents kept up to date with child’s progress and development .

Progress check at age two written short summary shared with parents

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**Early Years Register

Numbers of children (1)

You can care for no more than 6 children aged under 8. Of these:

  • no more than 3 children may be aged under 5
  • normally no more than 1 child may be aged under 12 months.
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**Early Years Register

Numbers of children (2)

Care provided for children aged 8 and over is not allowed to affect adversely the care provided for children aged under 8.

      • If you employ an assistant or work with another childminder you may care for additional children.

Other factors affecting the number of children for whom you may provide care include:

      • space available
      • your own children and any others for whom you are responsible
      • children that you care for who are aged four and five only and attend the childminding setting before and/or after a normal school day may be counted as being in the later years age group.
  • You cannot register if you plan to care for a relative e.g grandchildren.

Ofsted will refuse your registration


You will need to complete 2 courses to become a registered childminder



Understand how to set up a home based service


EYFS Pre Registration Course

what will i need to have in place and how much will it cost
What will I need to have in place and how much will it cost?

£35 Ofsted application or (or ChildminderAgency application fee?)

£50 ?plus for Health check

£44 for each DBS check

£190 for on line CYP0P5 course

£40 for First Aid course

£35 subscription for data protection-ICO


You will also need to purchase all your equipment and resources

an example of types of equipment and resources for childminding
An example of types of equipment and resources for childminding
  • camera
  • subscription for nursery world
  • stationary-folders, lockable storage,
  • board games
  • Jigsaws
  • Musical instruments
  • Small world equipment
  • Books including dual language books
  • Cushions and book storage
  • Baskets for storing equipment
  • Posters of positive images and letters and numbers
  • Maths equipment
  • Sand tray/water tray
  • Technology equipment
  • Multi cultural resources
  • Double buggy
  • safety gates
  • storage units
  • drawer and cupboard locks
  • sleeping equipment
  • hygiene equipment-changing mat, step for sink and toilet
  • high chair
  • low table and chairs
  • garden equipment/outdoor suits for babies
  • dolls
  • dressing up clothes
  • doctors kit
  • construction toys
  • creative materials
  • home corner equipment/imaginary play
  • natural play materials for treasure basket
  • writing materials
childcare business grants scheme
You will be able to claim back costs for your training, checks, insurance etc up to £250 through a new grant

Called the Childcare Business Grants Scheme, this will be available once you are registered with Ofsted

Visit the childcare business grants scheme website to find out how to apply

Childcare Business Grants Scheme
planning your registration
Planning your Registration

If you do not register as a childminder within 6 months of completing the EYFS Pre Registration Training then you will be required to complete all or parts of the Pre Registration Training again. So please make sure you do not complete the course until you are ready to start to child mind and offer a service to families in Hackney.


Is Childminding for you?

Contact FIS for other options in childcare as a career – 0208 820 7590

Need help with childcare? Contact FIS 0208 820 7590

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**Early Years Register

The Support:

  • Childminding Development Team
    • Development Coordinator
    • Network Coordinators (also CM drop-ins)
  • Training
  • Further career development
thank you for attending
Thank you for attending

Childminding Team

Pippa Williams 0208 820 7632

Childminding Administrator: 0208 820 7502