Becoming a registered childminder
Make your first steps on the road to a career in childcare.
Where to begin?
Before you begin any training to become a childminder, it's recommended that you research the market first.
This can be:
- getting in touch with your local children's centres to see if there is a demand for childminders
- checking our directory in your area to see how many childminders there are currently
- writing plans and procedures.
By doing this you'll be ready to start working as soon as you finish your training.
Training to become a childminder
To become a registered childminder you'll need to do some training on how to understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Several organisations provide these courses:
How to register
When you've completed your training, you're then ready to apply online and become a registered childminder. There will be a small fee when you register.
Find out more about the fees and what happens after you apply.