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Childminding in Tameside - Have You Thought About It? 

Are you thinking about becoming a childminder? There are a few options for you to have a look at, the below links provide all the information you need about setting up a childminder business. If you  feel you require further assistance on this and that you still have queries that have not been answered, you can book on a childminder consultation that is held at Ridge Hill Children Centre every month, the sessions are one hour and to book on this you need to contact the centre directly where you can then book on a consultation with an Early Years Quality Officer, they will be able to go through this process with you and answer any questions you may have.

 

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