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 or a Childminder Agency 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:
- Arranging fun and stimulating learning activities, such as
dressing up, creative play and reading
- Taking children to and from school, nursery or clubs
- Visiting a park, museum, library or playgroup
- Providing meals and snacks for the children, involving them in food preparation and menu choices
- Attending your local Family Hub’s playgroup or tots group to support the children in your care to gain confidence around other children
How do I start the process of becoming a registered childminder in Wakefield?
Step by Step Guide:
- Contact Wakefield Families Information Service on 0800 587 8042, who will send you an information pack – email@example.com
- Attend a childminding briefing session – this will give the basic information on how to become a childminder
- Attend Wakefield Childminding Training course. The course is delivered flexibly, details are provided in the pack
- The course covers the following information to support the application process 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
- Risk Assessment
- 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
- Undertake safeguarding online and a Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
- Medical Certificate.
- Complete paperwork required by the Disclosure and Barring Service
- Complete and return the Ofsted Registration Pack and Pay your Ofsted Registration Fee
- Prepare for your Ofsted Inspection Visit.
Further support and advice is available at PACEY
To find out what support may be available to help you start up a new business please visit the Wakefield First website