16:07, Thursday, 8th November 2018

We’re holding a Childminder Briefing session on Wednesday 9 January 2019 at the Learning Development 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.

You’ll be able to find out if childminding is the right career path for you and what steps you need to take before you can become a childminder.

Some common questions we get asked 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 your place at the Childminder Briefing session or for further information, call 01724 296650. It costs £20 for the session.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Families, Learning and Leisure, 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 by calling 01724 296650.”