Thinking about becoming a Childminder?

Childminding is a rewarding and flexible career choice where you can work from home at times to suit you and your family.

If you would like a professional career helping children to learn and develop find out how we can help you to get started.

As a registered childminder you will:

  • Offer children a safe learning environment
  • Help children learn and develop
  • Work in your own home, choosing the hours that suit you and your family
  • Build your own business with the help and support of the local authority

If you want to help give children the best start in life, being a registered childminder could be the ideal job for you

Help to start up

All registered childminders have to:

  • Be registered with Ofsted
  • Hold an up to date paediatric first aid certificate
  • Be DBS checked
  • Understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and complete training to support this as required
  • Have appropriate insurance cover, including Public Liability Insurance.

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For more details about becoming a childminder in Rotherham and the support available please contact the Early Years & Childcare Service on 01709 822429 or email

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