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How much does a childminder cost?

You will need to negotiate hours, terms and conditions with your childminder. Rates may vary.  Sometimes hourly rates for children attending school are higher than those for the under 5s. Childminders can offer flexible rates, and can accept employers’ childcare vouchers.

How the Healthy Early Years awards work

Awards are given to settings to recognise their achievements in supporting the health and wellbeing of the children and families they work with. There are three levels of award: Bronze: Settings will need to complete the Healthy Early Years Bronze Review Tool to demonstrate that…

Internet Safety Guides

Download the Internet safety Guides for parents of children of all ages.

Nannies and home-based carers

Nannies and home carers are exempt from the requirement to register as a childminder under The Childcare (Exemptions from Registration) Order 2008 if they provide childcare for no more than two families in the parent’s homes. They are currently not permitted to register on the…

Ofsted registered childcare in Westminster

Information about Ofsted registered childcare provision is held by Westminster Family Information Service (FIS).  Listings of all Ofsted registered childcare provision is available via this directory. Please contact Westminster Family Information Service on 07971 625922 or Bi-BoroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.uk if you need further assistance to find childcare to meet your requirements.…

Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register

Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register The Childcare Act 2006 introduced a new Ofsted Childcare Register with compulsory and voluntary parts. Compulsory Childcare providers must by law register on this part if they rewarded (paid) for caring for children aged five to seven years for more than…

Providers Offering 30 Hours Free Childcare

A list of participating providers for the 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds can be found on the link below, including Childminders, Nurseries and Schools: Click here

Providers Offering 30 Hours Free Childcare

A list of participating providers for the 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds can be found below: The list is divided into Childminders, Nurseries and Schools which offer this entitlement.

Quality of childminding

All childminders who care for children under the age of eight must be registered and inspected by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), who carry out regular checks on the home and childminder. What’s more, all adults (16+) living and…

Questions to ask a childcare provider

There are many things you should consider when looking for childcare, particularly those that you feel will help your child. How long have you been working with children? What experience do they have of supporting children with additional needs. What qualifications and/or training do staff…