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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.

 

Dates: 

Tuesday 13th October 2020
Tuesday 10th November 2020
Tuesday 8th December 2020

Time: 

10am - 12noon

 

Booking:

To book a place please contact childmindingservice@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
State your name, contact number and date you wish to attend

 

Reminder 

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)
Email: childmindingservice@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk