What is a Childminder?
Childminders are self-employed professionals who can care for up to six children aged eight years old and younger in their own homes. They follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to provide for your child’s learning and educational development, as well as offer nutritional meals.
A childminder will provide care for longer than two hours a day, typically on weekdays between 8am and 6pm. You can find a child minder that works over the weekend as well as flexibly to fit with your needs. All are registered with the relevant governing bodies in the UK nations and work according to a national standard which ensures quality across the profession.
Are Childminders Right for You?
As a child minder is intimately involved in your child’s educational development they typically form a close relationship with parents. Registered childminders will have extensive training, checks and credentials which can provide parents seeking regular care with peace of mind. Working closely with you, childminders are also able to provide for any unique requirements through personalised childcare
How Can I Find Registered Childminders?
Care.com can help you find the right registered childminders for you and your family. As the world’s largest destination for care we connect families and individuals with carers to help them with their loved ones. On our website you can:
- Register quickly and for free
- Browse child minder profiles by qualifications, experience, rates and more
- Communicate with them directly & hire online
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