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Childminding in Tameside - Have You Thought About It? 

If you are thinking about becoming a childminder there are a number of steps you will need to complete:

Pre-registration Briefing

You are recommended to attend a pre-registration briefing session at the charge of £10 – this will talk you through the Ofsted process that you need to complete to become a childminder, and can provide you the opportunity to speak to college tutors and Tameside MBC Early Years Quality Officers who support existing childminders within the borough.

Here are the booking links that you need to confirm your booking on the Child minder Briefing Session.  Please note  no refunds are available and that membership of the consortium is from September 16 – August 17, after which time it will need to be renewed (current cost of membership £8 per annum).

Please click the link below to pay the fee for the briefing and to secure your place


All briefings are held at Greenside Children’s Centre, Greenside Lane, Droylsden, M43 7RA. For further enquiries please email alex.milhench@tameside.gov.uk

Please note – the briefing is for residents of Tameside MBC only because it contains specific, local information.

Register with Ofsted

You will need to register as a childminder with Ofsted.

Training

You will need to complete 4 training courses:

  • Understand how to set up a home based childcare service’ which is a unit also known as ‘CYPOP5’ from the Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce. This unit provides the knowledge and understanding of how to work at home as a childminder as well as learning aspects of childcare, develop policies relevant to registration and supports some basic business skills you require.
  • Safeguarding
  • An introduction to the EYFS (early years foundation stage)
  • 12 hour paediatric first aid course

Within the borough both Ashton 6th Form College, telephone 0161 330 2330  offer the training for all 4 courses as a package, however there are other training providers, including on-line study available. Course costs vary depending on your personal circumstances but you should budget around £300 to cover fees.

 

Information and Resources

All childminders will need a copy of, and to implement the revised Early Years Foundation Stage. The documents required can be downloaded from the Department for Education’s website Link to External Website.

Further websites are listed below that will ensure you keep up to date with developments within the sector, we recommend you visit them regularly:

When you have registered as a childminder, you will also be eligible to undertake e-learning opportunities and attend childminder peer to peer support groups – these are groups of childminders and their children, coming together on a weekly basis to develop good practice, share activities and provide support.

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Family Information Service (FIS)
Ridge Hill Children’s Centre
School Crescent
Stalybridge
Tameside
SK15 1EA
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 4260