View Full Version : Co-minding and assistants

21-03-2013, 02:18 PM
Husband and I work together, with an assistant. He was also an assistant but is now a childminder in his own right

I am currently trying to take some maternity leave and we have an someone in for three days a week on a fixed term contract

She is brilliant with the children, so I am thinking, that if it works out and she is agreeable, maybe we could take her on at the end of the contract

Do you know the rules? I know a CM can have no more than 2 assistants

Can 2 CMs work with an assistant each, on the same premises?

The other option is to register as childcare on domestic premises but I'm not sure I'm ready for that


25-03-2013, 10:37 PM
Bumpity bump

Any ideas


26-03-2013, 05:48 AM
Sorry no ideas but i did see a thread about similar recently. Hopefully someone will be along today

26-03-2013, 06:55 AM
Not sure but I read somewhere that you can only gave a max of three cm's workin together before its classes as a nursery so would it be the same as two cm's and an assistant as still 3 people working together

26-03-2013, 07:27 AM
Hi, I work with my sister as co-childminders but we can only have 1 assistant working and not 2.

26-03-2013, 07:42 AM

Childminder can have no more than 3 people working together.
So 2 x childminder & 1 assistant
1 x childminder & 2 assistants

Anything more is classed as childcare on domestic premises


26-03-2013, 08:20 AM
depending on where you live,this can be a planning issue too.