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Find a childminder

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Before you search, you may wish to read the following information:

Childminders look after children in the childminder's own home. They can often be flexible about the hours they work and most will drop off or pick up children from local schools, pre-schools and nurseries. They can take the children in their care to local parks, playgrounds, parent and toddler groups and libraries.

To find information on choosing and paying for childcare visit the Family and Childcare Trust website and the government childcare choices website 

Childminders who look after children under 8 for a total of more than 2 hours per day and for any form of reward must by law be registered with the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). 

Ofsted offers reassurance to parents by ensuring children are safe, well cared for and that they make good progress in their learning and development.

Ofsted carry out regular inspections of childminders.

  • You can find inspection reports on the Ofsted website
  • These can be searched for by using either the childminder’s Ofsted number or their name
  • You can find each childminder's Ofsted unique reference number on their listing

Before a childminder is registered to look after children Ofsted will usually interview them and inspect their home. This is known as a registration visit. An inspection, which will include a published inspection report, can happen any time up to 30 months after a childminder is first registered.


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