Child Minding

If you love children and want to help give them the best start in life, being a registered childminder could be the ideal job for you.

Childminding offers fantastic career opportunities - from making a difference to a child's life, to being your own boss and working from home.

Anyone who looks after one or more children under the age of 8 years in England or under the age of 12 years in Wales, to whom they are not related, on domestic premises, for reward, and for a total of more than two hours in any day must register as a childminder.

As a registered childminder you will:

  • Offer the children you care for a happy and inspirational home-based professional care and learning environment.
  • See the children that you care for grow and develop, and care for your own children at the same time, if you have a family.
  • Work in your home, choosing the hours you work and the services you provide in a career where no two days are the same.

Information about the types of childcare that are exempt from registration in England is available from Ofsted or in Wales from CIW.

For more information on becoming a childminder please contact the Early Years Team on  0191 5616650.

Please click here to see our range of child-minding training courses.