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Apply for childminder training

Registered childminders can look after up to six children (including their own) under the age of eight for more than a total of two hours per day.

They do this in their own home for payment (they are self-employed) and are regulated by Ofsted.

To apply to be a registered childminder you must:

  • have the right to work in the UK
  • be over 18
  • be allowed to work with children (you - and anyone else in your home over 16 - will need an enhanced DBS, also known as a criminal record check)
  • complete a health declaration booklet with your doctor confirming you are physically and emotionally capable for caring for children
  • have a good level of written and spoken English

We run a childminder pre-registration course which covers:

  • early years foundation stage
  • safeguarding level one
  • paediatric first aid

Book a place on our course