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Becoming a childminder

Islington FIS

For those wishing to become a childminder in Islington, the Early Years and Childcare team offer a 'pathway' to becoming registered with Ofsted. The free support provided is a mixture of essential information, training and ongoing advice.

There is no face to face support due to current circumstances relating to Covid-19 but we are offering short online sessions called 'Pathway to registering as a childminder'. The next sessions are on:

  • Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10 to 11.30am
  • Tuesday 12 January 2021, 10 to 11.30am

For more information email

Islington Childminding Training
This is a free 3 day introductory training course available 3 times per year. The course supports prospective childminders in Islington preparing for their Ofsted registration. 

Due to current circumstances relating to Covid-19, the course will not be delivered face to face. The next course includes a mixture of teaching online, session tasks and self-learning. The dates of the course sessions are:

  • The next course is planned for February 2021, details to be confirmed.

Contact Renate Laux, Childminding and Childcare Information Officer on 020 7527 5927 or email if you have any questions or would like more information.

HMRC Tax Advice for Childminders

Use the free HMRC online guide for childminders to find out about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses. It provides useful tips and you can look at different subjects in your own time.

Ofsted Guidance

Find out how to become an Ofsted registered childminder. Ofsted's guidance for childminders explains what you need to do to register with Ofsted.