To work as a childminder, you must register with OfSTED (Office for Standards in Education).
Before you can register, you will need to complete all of the following:
We offer regular briefing sessions (£10 to Reading Borough Council residents and £20 to others)
To register as a childminder you must attend a childminder pre-registration briefing. At the briefing you will:
You should take into consideration the time it will take to complete the mandatory training and preparation work required before you are able to start working as a childminder.
It is not practical for babies or children to attend these sessions
PACEY is the professional organisation for childcare and early years.
OfSTED has information about the process of becoming a childminder and a registration form.
This course prepares learners in setting up and establishing a childminding business. Content includes an introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), aspects of early years care and education as well as the business aspects of a childminding service. It is run by qualified tutors experienced in childminding and early years practice.
Cost: £150 for Reading Borough Council residents, £200 for others.
All cancellations must be made via the SLA or via email to the email@example.com inbox by the delegate or their manager. No telephone cancellations will be accepted.
Notification must be made via the SLA or via email to the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox. A charge of 50% of the training course per person per training day will be incurred unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Charges will be made where there is non-attendance due to:
Charges are unlikely to be made where:
If you are unable to attend the course due to unforeseen circumstances, email notification from the delegate or manager must be sent to email@example.com and consideration will be given to a waiver of the charge. This is at the discretion of the Early Years team.
It is the responsibility of the delegate or their line manager to report the absence to firstname.lastname@example.org
Substitutions are welcome, provided we are notified in advance.
Any delegate who wishes to transfer to a later course date but sends written notification to email@example.com less than 7 days before the course will be charged 50% of the training course per person for the cancelled date.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0118 937 6896