What is a Childminder?

Childminding involves:

  • Looking after one or more children under the age of 8 for more than a total of 2 hours a day on domestic premises (normally in the childminders own home) for reward.
  • Registering and undergoing inspection by Ofsted - demonstrating the quality and standards of their care. Inspection reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website
  • Childminders must follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. 
  • Being self employed, running their own business, and providing a service to the families whose children they care for.

Not all childminders are listed on this website, for a more personalised search of ALL registered Childminders in Middlesbrough contact the Family Information Service: Tel: 01642 354200  Email: childcare@middlesbrough.gov.uk

The Family Information Service aims to provide accurate, high quality, accessible and impartial information, advice and guidance on all registered and unregistered childcare facilities and other services currently available in your local area.  Also Advice and guidance to develop and deliver out of school activities, including breakfast clubs and after school clubs.

Page last reviewed: 23/01/2024


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