Childminding; a rewarding and flexible career choice

Published: 13 July 2017

If you love children and want to give them the best start, would like to have a rewarding career, then being a registered childminder might be the profession for you.

What training do I require?

Ofsted requires that you must have completed training which helps you to understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) before you  can register with Ofsted. Our two and a half hour, face-to-face Ofsted briefing shares with you all the information you need to decide whether childminding is the right career choice for you. It looks at all aspects of childminding, the training course and other processes that are involved in registering.

What qualities do I need to be a successful childminder?

To be a successful childminder, you need to have the following qualities;

  • Be adaptable  
  • Be approachable
  • Ability to run your own business
  • Be committed to providing quality care
  • Be committed to ongoing professional development
  • Passionately believe all children deserve the best start in life

Find out more/register

For further information about becoming a childminder please take a look at our information page.  To register your interest and book onto a briefing session, contact the Early Years team on 01296 387111 or email eydcp@buckscc.gov.uk

When are the Ofsted briefing sessions?

Venue

Times

Briefing

Princes Risborough School

10am to 12:30pm

Saturday 7 July 2018

Disraeli School and Children's Centre, High Wycombe

7:15pm to 9:45pm

Thursday 13 September 2018

 Sivatech, Aylesbury

7:15pm to 9:45pm

Thursday 20 September 2018

Winslow Fremantle School

7:15pm to 9:45pm

Thursday 11 October 2018

Disraeli School and Children's Centre, High Wycombe

7:15pm to 9:45pm

Monday 7 January 2019

 Sivatech, Aylesbury 7:15pm to 9:45pm Tuesday 8 January 2019
Burnham Park Hall 7:15pm to 9:45pm Wednesday 27 February 2019
Chesham Town Hall 9:45am to 12:15pm Saturday 9 March 2019

When do the courses start?

In order to start a childminding course you must first attend the briefing session.

Venue

Day/Times

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

 

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

The Chapter House, Princes Risborough

3 week course

9:30am to 4:30pm

29-Sep

6-Oct

13-Oct

Disraeli School, High Wycombe

9 week course

7:30am to 9:30pm

2-Oct

9-Oct

16-Oct

30-Oct

6-Nov

13-Nov

20-Nov

27-Nov

4-Dec

 Sivatech, Aylesbury

3 week course

9:30am to 4:30pm

3-Nov

10-Nov

17-Nov

 Sivatech, Aylesbury

3 week course

 9:30am to 4:30pm

26-Jan

2-Feb

9-Feb

Disraeli School, High Wycombe

3 week course

 9:30am to 4:30pm 16-Mar 23-Mar 30-Mar