Supporting Childminders Everywhere

We are here for you ..... are committed to supporting all childminders in every aspect of their businesses.

Childminders do a very important job in providing childcare for children in the childminder's own home and often the role can feel lonely, overly legislative and unsupported.

We've helped over 80,000 registered childminders since we launched in 2009 and we have more childminder members than any other professional organisation.

Free Paperwork, Contracts, Policies & Procedures and Record Forms

Some organisations take advantage of childminders by charging them for the the essential paperwork and forms they need to carry out their childminding business.

We believe that childminders shouldn't have to pay for the essentials of their business, so we've produced Childminder Paperwork including free Childminding Contracts, sample Policies, Procedures & Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Assistant Contracts and Record Forms for all childminders.

Over 500 Childminding Guides and Resources

Even an experienced childminder can find it hard to keep up-to-date with the latest changes in childminding, so we've created over 500 Childminding Guides and resources to help in all aspects of your business.

Our guides have been written by a triple Outstanding rated Ofsted Registered Childminder and we add new guides each month so you can stay updated on the latest topics.

Free Childminder Public Liability Insurance and Legal Expenses Cover

We believe that childminders shouldn't have to overpay for their insurance so we offer Free Childminder Insurance including £10m Public Liability insurance, £100,000 Professional Indemnity Insurance, £10m Employers' Liability Insurance, free Loss of Revenue & Suspension Cover plus  Legal Expenses Cover and 24 hour Legal Advice to all of our gold members.

Free Access to over 350 Online Training Courses and Webinars

Some membership organisations offer a small handful of free training courses to their members, but we've teamed with the UK's largest training providers to provide FREE access for our gold members to over 350 online training courses from Educare, Laser Learning and Virtual College worth over £5000. We even provide free access to many of our online training courses for childminder assistants.

We also provide free live webinars to all members, where you can attend live online interactive training events from the comfort of your own home. Catch up on previous webinars with our Webinar Player service.

Free Community Support and Advice from Fellow Childminders

Childminding can often feel lonely but free support, help and advice is available from other childminders in our Childminding Forum and Independent Childminders facebook group which are used by over 40,000 childminders just like you.

Providing a Voice for Childminders

As the UK's largest online community of childcare providers, tutors, schools and parents, we are well known and respected. We aren't afraid of standing up for childminders and are regularly in contact with governmental departments to help share your views and opinions. In 2013 our Childminding Forum launched a petition against government plans to increase childminding ratios. The petition received over 50,000 signatures and the government later dropped their plans.

In 2015 we won a Department for Education competition for innovation in childcare and have been working with the DfE to help make it easier for parents to find childcare online.

More information for Childminders

How to register as a Childminder in England

- Free 6 Chapter guide including video tutorial, evidence audit, registration checklists, business management tips, advertising your childminding business, business sustainability, time management & organisation, interviewing new parents

Things to consider before registering as a Childminder

Top 5 tips for Setting up as a Childminder

What are the start-up costs to become a Registered Childminder?

Who do you need to inform about your Childminding business?

What insurance do you need to work as a Childminder?

Ofsted Pre-Inspection for Childminders

Childminding Guides - over 500 online guides

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