View Full Version : looking into becoming a childminder :\

14-01-2013, 06:04 PM
hia...im 18 and my ambitions is to become a childminder or open a nursery, but i have noooo idea where to begin....can anyone help me??
thanx x

14-01-2013, 07:43 PM

First port of call is your local authority Family Information Service. Have a look on the Internet.

You will be required to attend a briefing to make sure you want to do the course, complete an Introduction to Childminding Course, 12 hour paediatric first aid course, buying resources and safety equipment for your home, risk assessments for your home, policies, Ofsted application, medical check form, CRB application (or whatever it's called now!), acquire pubic liability insurance and have an Ofsted inspection.

Not a particularly quick process but can be done in spare time eg my course was in the evening, first aid at weekend etc so could carry on working.

Hope this helps

15-01-2013, 06:15 PM
Hi and welcome to our lovely forum :D

Let us know how you get on I wish you luck :thumbsup: