Become a Childminder

10:30, Monday, 6th June 2022

A childminder offers a professional home-based learning and education environment for children of all ages, working closely with parents to provide a bespoke and flexible service to support learning, development and provide high quality childcare.

Childminders are qualified, experienced professionals with expertise in child development and full paediatric first aid training. They are regulated and inspected by Ofsted and required to deliver the national Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) for babies and children aged from birth to five, in line with all other Ofsted registered early years providers, to ensure that all children learn and develop well, and are kept healthy and safe.

When caring for children no two days are ever the same and this unique role also offers fantastic career opportunities, such as working from home, being your own boss, running your own business, and making a difference to children’s lives.

A new Childminder Briefing Session will be taking place on  Wednesday 14 September 2022 from 6pm to 8pm via Microsoft Teams which is free to download.

The session provides people who are interested in becoming a childminder an insight of the role and the training required before registering with Ofsted.

It is an opportunity for people to find out if this is the right career path for them and the steps they will need to take before they become a childminder.

Common questions will be answered during the session including:
• Do I need experience in caring for/working with children?
• What qualifications do I need to become a childminder?
• What financial help is available to become a childminder?

The role of Ofsted and North Lincolnshire Council relating to childminding will be explained as will further training opportunities, the Introduction to Working Within the EYFS (IWWEYFS) and support that can be provided by the Early Years Team.

For further information or to secure your place on one of the Childminder Briefing Sessions, booking is essential to attend, email earlyyearsteam@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297000.

Please note that a fee of £21.25 is required if you wish to attend the Childminder Briefing Session.