If you wish to register as a childminder and look after children in your own home, visit Gov.uk - Become a childminder to learn more about the process and what you need to do to get set up. This includes registering with Ofsted or a childminder agency and undertaking childminder pre-registration training. See also Gov.uk - Becoming a childminder and running your business for further information.
Childminder start up grant scheme
The Department for Education are offering £600 to new childminders who have registered with Ofsted, and £1200 to new childminders who have registered with a childminder agency. To learn more and to make an application see apply for a childminder start up grant through GOV.UK.
Hammersmith and Fulham – childminding training
The pre-registration training in Hammersmith and Fulham is run by the H&F Adult Learning and Skills service (HFALS).
- prepares learners to set up a home-based childcare setting
- is suitable for those wishing to work as childminders, childminding assistants, nannies and au pairs in Hammersmith and Fulham
- has been developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
To learn more visit HFALS - Health, Childcare & Teaching. Please note, before booking on you will need to schedule an interview to discuss the suitability of the training for you and whether you will be required to pay training fees. Visit HFALS – Childminding for more information. You can also email the training leader, Iffy, at Iffy.Laleye@lbhf.gov.uk to discuss.
PACEY – childminding training
You can also access childminding training and gain your qualification directly from PACEY. However, this is not linked to Hammersmith and Fulham so does not include local knowledge. Visit PACEY for more information.
After completing your childminding training and registration
On completing your training and registration, please contact the LBHF Early Years Service on email@example.com where our early years advisors can send you information about our support, local safeguarding contacts and ongoing early years training that is available. Furthermore, to advertise yourself on the Information for families directory.