How to become a registered childminder

Registered childminders look after one or more children under the age of 8 for more than a total of two hours a day.

They are currently inspected by Ofsted to ensure they provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children that they care for, they are usually self-employed and run their own business in a domestic setting (normally their own home) for payment.

What's involved?

As a registered childminder you will:

  • Offer the children you care for a happy and inspirational environment.
  • Undertake relevant training to meet the requirements of the EYFS.
  • See the children that you care for grow and develop.
  • Work in your home, choosing the hours you work and the services you provide.
  • Have a career where no two days are the same.
  • Care for your own children at the same time if you have a family.

How do I qualify?

You will need to:

  • Attend an initial briefing session
  • Take a home-based childcare course.
  • Pass appropriate paediatric first-aid /safeguarding training courses as set out in the EYFS and the requirements of the Childcare Register.

More information

For more information about becoming a childminder in Liverpool please contact Sarah Higginson on 0151 233 0495 or 07738 143485, or email sarah.higginson@liverpool.gov.uk.