For those wishing to become a childminder in Islington, the Early Years and Childcare team offer a 'pathway' to becoming registered with Ofsted. The support provided is a mixture of essential information, training and ongoing advice including:
Come to a short information session and meet the Childminding and Childcare Information Officer who will explain what is involved in becoming a childminder. You can ask questions and find out about support available to you. The Family Information Service, FIS, regularly runs sessions and the next session is on
You can also come to the FIS Information drop in at the Customer Centre at 222 Upper Street on Thursday mornings, 9am to 12.30pm.
Attend the 3 hour pre-registration briefing to receive essential information about the Ofsted registration process, Islington training and support for prospective childminders. This is a free session held at Laycock Centre every term, the next briefing is on
- Tuesday 4 June 2019, 10am-1pm
For more information and to book email firstname.lastname@example.org
Islington Childminding Training
This is a 3 day introductory training course available 3 times per year, cost £216. The course supports prospective childminders in Islington preparing for their Ofsted registration. The next course is on
- Thursday 27, June, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July 2019, 9.30am to 3pm, cost £216. For more information and to book go to the Islington Childminding Hub.
Contact Renate Laux, Childminding and Childcare Information Officer on 020 7527 5927 or email email@example.com if you have any questions or would like more information.
The purpose of the Childcare Business Grants Scheme is to help newly registered childminders with the cost of starting their business. The grants scheme is funded by the Department for Education and is due to end by March 2019.
For more information about eligibility criteria and how to apply go to www.childcarebusinessgrants.com.
Use the free HMRC online guide for childminders to find out about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses. It provides useful tips and you can look at different subjects in your own time.
Find out how to become an Ofsted registered childminder. Ofsted's guidance for childminders explains what you need to do to register with Ofsted.