Setting up a Home-Based Childcare Business

Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career, offering the chance to make a difference in children’s education and development whilst working from home as your own boss.

To become a registered childminder, you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in Childcare & Education. You will also need to have worked with children under the age of five within the past two years. If you do not have the required qualification, this ‘Setting up a Home-Based Childcare Business Course’ is approved by Ofsted as part of Ofsted registration.

The course is delivered by the Westminster City Council and Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Early Years Advisory Team. Interested parties will initially attend a Childminder information session’ and subsequent ‘EYFS/assessment session,’ both of which are free. Successful applicants will then be invited to the ‘Setting up a Home-Based Childcare Business Course’. The current cost of the course is £100 and consists of eight weekly sessions of two and a half hours.  

Find out more

Visit the Early Years & Childminding page – a one-stop-shop to help early years providers across London access business support and guidance.

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