Childminders play an important part in giving parents a greater choice of high quality, flexible childcare and family support packages.
To become a registered childminder in the Royal Borough of Kingston or London Borough of Richmond you will need to complete the following three phases:
Please be advised if you do not live in either Kingston or Richmond borough you must contact your own local authority for advice on becoming a childminder.
Once you have done this if you would then like to access the training course through AfC Workforce Development you will need to attend the briefing sessions which you can book using the online form at the bottom of the page.
Before progressing with childminding as a career option you need to consider the following:
The EYFS sets out the legal requirements relating to learning and development and safeguarding and welfare that all Ofsted registered Early Years providers are required to implement.
This session will last up to 2 hours and will be held in the evening.
This session will look at:
This session will last up to 4 hours (including the literacy test for those who choose to take this) and will be held during the daytime.
It will provide you with more information on:
If you decide to enrol on the course 'CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Homebased Childcare (QCF)', delivered by Achieving for Children Workforce Development, you will be required to pass a Literacy Assessment.
This is a hand written assessment and takes about one hour to complete and will be offered at the end of the stage 2 briefing.
Childminders are required to complete the following training prior to registration:
The Childminding Briefing Sessions are free. It is a requirement that you attend both Stage 1 and Stage 2 in order to register as a childminder.
To book a place on Stage 1 and Stage 2 Childminding Briefing Sessions, please use our Childminding Briefing Sessions booking form where you will find the next briefing dates.
Once you have submitted this form you will receive a reference number and your details will be logged on our system. A confirmation letter will follow giving details about the briefing sessions.
Briefing sessions are held at either:
It is not practical for babies and children to attend the sessions.
If you have any queries about becoming a childminder, please contact:
Updated: 2 November 2016