You must attend a Childminder Briefing session before attending this course and have attended the Introduction session. You must also have completed and returned the Initial Assessment form. Please read the ‘What else do I need to know?’ section below

This qualification prepares you to set up as a registered childminder.

You will learn about:

  • Current relevant legislation
  • How to establish a safe and healthy environment for children
  • How to support the safeguarding and welfare of children
  • How day to day care routines promote children’s well-being
  • How to work in partnership with parents and others to support children
  • Children’s learning and behaviour in relation to their development
  • The value of play
  • The role of observation
  • How to lead and manage a home-based childcare setting
  • How to comply with financial and taxation requirements when setting up your business
  • How to create a business plan
  • How to register with Ofsted

What else do I need to know?

You need to attend a briefing session prior to this course. Please contact or for more information This session will prepare you for the qualification and registration with Ofsted. You will also have to obtain a Paediatric First Aid certificate before you can register as a childminder.

Although it does not provide direct progression, the subjects covered make a useful introduction to Early Years Educator qualifications. You must also have a Paediatric First Aid certificate before registration as a childminder.

Course Start Date(s)


Course Length

15 Weeks

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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