North Lincolnshire Council

Book your place on Childminder Briefing session

Council News
16:12, Friday, 3rd January 2020

The next Childminder Briefing session is on Monday 27 January 2020 at Side by Side Children’s Centre, Enderby Road in Scunthorpe to provide information on becoming a childminder.

The session from 6pm to 8pm will provide advice and details on the role of a childminder, and what training is required before registering with Ofsted.

People attending will be able to find out if childminding is the right career path for them and what steps they need to take before becoming a childminder.

Some common questions will be answered at the session, including:

  • How many children can I look after?
  • Do I need childcare experience?
  • What qualifications do I need to become a childminder?
  • What financial help can I get to become a childminder?
  • I rent my home, can I still childmind?
  • How do I register with Ofsted?

At the event, the role of Ofsted and North Lincolnshire Council relating to childminding will also be explained as will the training opportunities and support that can be provided by the Early Years Team.

To book a place on the Childminder Briefing session or for further information, email childcare.training@northlincs.gov.uk. The session costs £20.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Families and Culture, said:

“The Childminder Briefing session is a great opportunity for people who have thought about becoming a childminder but don’t know where to start. At the sessions information will be provided on the role of a childminder, what is required and how you can become a childminder.

“If you would like to attend the session, please make sure you book in advance.”