To work as a childminder, most people are required to register with Ofsted.
Guidance from Ofsted includes:
- checking whether registration is required for your particular circumstances
- things you must do before applying to register
- when and how to apply to register
- how much it costs.
Further guidance about registration, training and how to meet the requirements of the EYFS is available from:
Ofsted’s Facebook page enables you to ask questions about registration.
After your registration
Shortly after becoming registered, our Family Information Service (FIS) will contact you to welcome you to the sector.
They will provide details of the support and training opportunities available to you as a registered childminder, how to advertise for free on the FIS website, and how to offer funded Free Entitlement places.
Asking us for help
Our frequently asked questions document below provides further information and support on how to become a childminder.
If you still feel you need help, complete our request for support form.