Childcare and early years

Becoming a childminder

If you are interested in becoming a childminder, before registering with Ofsted you must attend the childminder briefing session and complete the training course and paediatric first aid course.

Childcare settingChildminder briefing session

At this online session, held at Brookfield Adult Learning Centre (Uxbridge), you will learn about the:

  • process of registering as a childminder with Ofsted
  • factors you need to consider when thinking about childminding - for example, resources, health and safety, diet and nutrition
  • range of advice and support available from our early years quality team

You will also be given details about the 12-hour paediatric first aid course you need to complete.

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Setting up home-based childcare training course

As part of this 18-week course, each week you will attend a 2.5 hour session to cover topics including:

  • health and safety
  • childminding as a business
  • child protection/safeguarding
  • managing behaviour
  • working with parents
  • establishing routines
  • special needs
  • equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • diet and nutrition 
  • play, learning and development

To register your interest, email

Page last updated: 07 Aug 2020