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Setting up as a childminder

Caring for children in your own home is a big commitment and the registration process takes several months. Therefore before starting the process of becoming a childminder we want to ensure that you are ready to take the next steps and know what the coming months will involve.

Please the view the guidance page on How to become a childminder in Redbridge where you can find the answers to the following questions:

  • What courses do you need to attend?
  • What qualifications do you need?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How to apply

    Once you have made the decision to proceed with the process and have read the guidance information below, the Redbridge Early Years Team will be able to provide you with the guidance and support you need.

    For further information about becoming a childminder please visit the links below:


    • Coronavirus | Updates, advice and resources for schools and settings view
    • Coronavirus | Updates, advice and resources for families in Redbridge view
    • Temporary Changes to SEND Legislation view
    • Staying safe at out of school activities view
    • Contacting FiND view
    • DfE & DHSC Joint Ministerial Letter - 21st July 2020 view

    Advice and Guidance

    • Coronavirus | Guidance for schools view
    • Coronavirus | Guidance for EY&C Settings view
    • Coronavirus | Guidance for schools and EY&C settings view
    • Coronavirus | Guidance for children and young people with SEND view
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