Find out about local information sessions and courses for anyone considering becoming a professional childminder in North Lincolnshire. The course is also useful for practitioners in nurseries, pre-schools and reception class.
Childminder briefing sessions
If you are interested in becoming a childminder and providing home-based childcare, you can attend one of our childminder briefing sessions. They are held at local venues in Scunthorpe and are delivered over two hours at a cost of £20. These are the ideal starting point if you are considering becoming a registered childminder.
The briefing is stage 1 of the support that we offer. It outlines the statutory requirements that a childminder has to meet as well as explaining the Ofsted registration process.
You will need to register with Ofsted if you wish to:
- care for children from birth to seven years
- for more than two hours in any one day
- and for reward
The briefing will help you to make an informed decision as to whether providing home based childcare is for you. Sessions are held throughout the year and future dates are promoted on our council Facebook page and Early Years training Twitter page.
Following the briefing session, if you decide you wish to become a professional childminder working with children aged birth to five years, you are required to undertake initial training in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The full “introduction to working within the EYFS” course provides this training and support (please see details below).
For more information or to book a place on one of these briefing sessions contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.