Childminding careers

Childminder and young child

Childminding offers an interesting and rewarding career, which you can do from your own home. You can tailor your hours of work and the numbers of children you care for, provided you meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and all other relevant legislation.

For more information, read: PDFBecoming a Registered Childminder in Calderdale [PDF 491KB] .

Free childminding enrolment sessions

Our free Childminding enrolment sessions provide information, advice and guidance to help you make an informed choice about whether you want to train to become a Registered Childminder.

The next session will be:

  • Wednesday 17th January 2018, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

The venue for this session will be confirmed nearer the date.

These sessions provide an overview of the relevant legislation and Ofsted requirements. They also give more detailed information on our Pre-Registration training course.

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You can also contact:

  • Username Early Years Learning and Childcare Team
  • Email
  • Telephone 01422 392576
  • Address
    Town Hall
    HX1 1TP


Childminding training course

You must complete a training course to be a childminder, to help you understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage before registering with Ofsted.

In addition you will need to attend a 12-hour Paediatric First Aid training course, and complete Child protection / safeguarding training.

The cost of the local authority online interactive course will be discussed at the Enrolment session, as will details of any appropriate grants that you may be eligible to apply for.

The Early Years Learning and Childcare team and the Quality Improvement and Support team are available to support you through the process of becoming a registered childminder. They will support you through a series of visits from the initial information session, through and beyond registration.

Setting up your business

We can provide support for you setting up your own childminding business.

To help assess childcare demand in your area, there is a guide to market research, including a sample form:

We have also produced a sample business plan template to help you:

For more information on running your own childcare business, see: Childcare providers support .