Thinking about becoming a childminder?
As a registered Childminder you will look after one or more children under the age of 8 for more than a total of two hours a day, in your own home, for payment.
You will work to various legal requirements, and be inspected by Ofsted to make sure you provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children that you care for.
You will usually be self-employed and running your own business. Hours are flexible and you can choose to work full or part time depending on your own family commitments.
Although everyday will be different, a typical day may include:
How do I become a Registered childminder in Wakefield?
Step by Step Guide:
Contact Wakefield Families Information Service on 0800 587 8042, who will send you a pack about childminding
Attend a childminding briefing session - this will give the basic information on how to become a childminder
Attend Wakefield Childminding Training course. The course takes three days and is run over three weeks. The course covers the following information to support your application to become a childminder;
welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework
children's development and learning
safeguarding children and child protection
managing children's behaviour
marketing and business basics
observation, assessment and planning
A further three training sessions will be offered once you have completed the registration process and include; Business planning, Observation, Assessment and Planning and The Two Year Old Progress Check.
A charge of £245 is made to attend ALL the training and support courses detailed in 3,4,5 above.
Attend a Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene Course