Elections 2024

A general election has been called for Thursday 4 July 2024. This is your opportunity to choose a local MP as a representative for Stoke-on-Trent, North, South and Central.

Find out more about the general election and how to vote here...

Apply for childminder training

In this section

  1. Apply for childminder training
  2. Childminder training details

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