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Becoming a childminder


If you are interested in becoming a childminder, you must attend the following information and training sessions:

  • Childminder briefing session
    An introduction to what is involved in registering with Ofsted as a childminder.
    You will be given guidance on the issues you need to consider in thinking about childminding, the process of registering with Ofsted and the range of advice and support that you can get from the Early Years Quality Team.
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    These briefing sessions are held at:

Brookfield ALC
Park Road
Tel: 01895 556455

  • Setting up homebased childcare
    It is compulsory that childminders attend this course, which consists of 18 week, two-and-a-half-hour sessions, covering topics which include:

    • 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

You will also be required to complete a twelve-hour paediatric first aid course first aid course before registering with Ofsted. 
You will find out more information about this course at the briefing session.

If you have any queries or would like further, please contact Zelda Parker (email: zparker@hillingdon.gov.uk, tel: 01895 277180).

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