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How do I become a registered childminder?

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You must consult with a legitimate authority in your country and fulfill a number of requirements to be registered as a childminder. In England, childminders are registered under the regulation of Ofsted. In Wales and Scotland, the registration of childminders is handled by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales and Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland, respectively. A childminder must demonstrate unquestionable professional conduct and integrity to be registered.

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Ofsted defines a childminder as a person who provides care to children from birth to the age of 18, in a home that is usually theirs, for payment. Although rules of childminding differ from one country to another, every childminder is expected to have relevant training and knowledge. Most communities require a childminder to complete a pre-registration briefing session and an approved childminding course. Childminders should be able to care for children from varying backgrounds and must keep attendance records. They must pay a fee to register as childminders, plus a yearly renewal fee.

Many childminders start their careers as childminding assistants. This position offers them the experience of childminding prior to being registered as independent childminders. A childminder is required to offer children under her care a happy and inspirational environment as they grow and develop.

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