Early years and childcare
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.
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.
For more information about becoming a childminder in Liverpool please contact Sarah Higginson on 0151 233 0495 or 07738 143485, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.