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Become a childminder

Find out how to become a childminder in County Durham.

Attend our pre-registration course

We run a course that explains what you need to do if you want to become a childminder, and how to register. The following sessions are included as part of the course:

  • Statutory Ofsted briefing
  • Safeguarding and welfare requirements
  • Supporting learning and development in the home environment
  • Managing behaviour and inclusion
  • Child development
  • Let's start with babies
  • Preparing to run your own business
  • Thinking about you and your new business
  • Providing funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
  • What to expect from Ofsted

Information sharing session

Before you attend our pre-registration course, we offer a free information sharing session where you will find out more about becoming a childminder and what the pre-registration course involves. To express interest in attending the next information sharing session, complete our form -  ask about attending an information session online (expression of interest).

Once you've attended our information sharing session you will be able to book a place for our pre-registration course.

Length of course and cost

Our pre-registration course runs for one week, Monday to Friday and costs £180. The information sharing session is free.

Future course dates

Information Sharing Session

Ask about attending an information session online (expression of interest)

Course date and time: Tuesday 1 October 2019, 9.30am - 12.00 noon

Where: Stanley Education Centre, DH9 0HQ

Pre-Registration Course

Pay for our childminder pre-registration course

Course date and time: Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October 2019, 9.30am - 3.00pm

Where: Stanley Education Centre, DH9 0HQ

Cost: £180

Course venues

Stanley Education Centre

King Edward VII Terrace
Shield Row
County Durham

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Durham Leadership Centre

Enterprise Way
County Durham
DL16 6YP

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Ask about becoming a childminder

If you have any questions about becoming a childminder, please contact us.

Contact us
Childminder registration enquiries
03000 268 916
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