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Becoming a Wandsworth Childminder - Childminder Briefing Sessions

Thinking of becoming Wandsworth childminder? You need to attend two free Childminder briefing sessions. At these sessions you can find out more about childminding and start the registration process. The latest set of dates can be found below.

Childminders are self-employed and must be registered with Ofsted if they look after children under 8 years of age. This means they are inspected by Ofsted and have had an Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before they start childminding. Childminders who look after children 8 years and over can choose to register with Ofsted, on their voluntary register.

To become a registered childminder you also have to:

  • attend a training course, such as "Home-based Care: Understand how to set up a home-based childcare service";

  • have a First Aid qualification for Babies and Children (Paediatric First Aid);

  • have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has more information on their website.


Childminder briefing session


The sessions will be held online through Microsoft Teams.



Tuesday 6th April 2021
Tuesday 4th May 2021
Tuesday 8th June 2021
Tuesday 6th July 2021


10am - 12noon



To book a place please contact
State your name, contact number and date you wish to attend



If you have any questions, please don’t forget to ask the tutor. You will also get help with filling in the Ofsted application forms


Contact details for additional information:

Childminding team
Tel: 020 8871 7899 (option 2, and then option 4)