We offer a comprehensive training package to support you through your training and professional career as a childminder.
The childcare register has two parts; a compulsory and a voluntary part. You may choose to join the voluntary part of the register if you are caring for children:
It is an Ofsted requirement that childminders complete an initial pre-registration training workshop. Our comprehensive training package will support you in meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Guidance. The training will prepare you for your initial Ofsted registration visit, and your career as a childminder.
There is a charge for the Childminding: Is it for me? workshop of £10 per person for Dudley borough residents. Please note if you are 16-29 you may be eligible for funding to support you registering as a childminder.
Please use our online enquiry form to book your place on the training workshop or email us with any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also need to complete the following courses:
If you work in your own home caring for children under eight for more than two hours per day in return for payment you must register as a childminder with Ofsted. If you act as a childminder without being registered, it could lead to prosecution and an unlimited fine.
You will need to provide your certificate issued by our team to prove the completion of your pre-registration training to Ofsted. Please notify us when you have completed your training so we can issue this.
We would also like to advise you that the registration process can be lengthy, Ofsted aim to register childminders within 12 weeks of receipt of the application form, and the current application fee is £35 for those wishing to join all three registers.