Can a childminder babysit in my home?
No, this is not included in the childminders registration. You may consider using a home childcarer, but this would usually be a regular rather than infrequent arrangement.
A home childcarer is a person aged 18 or over who is registered to care for the children (aged from birth to 17 years) in their own home; or for children of no more than two families, wholly or mainly at the home of one or both families at any one time, such as a nanny share.
If a person cares for the children of three or more families at any one time, the law says they are no longer a home childcarer but a childminder.
If you employ a babysitter to care for your children in your home, you are responsible for checking the suitability of that person.
The home childcare scheme is a voluntary service that Ofsted can check the suitability of the person and registers them to care for children. This can then be offered to parents/families to support them to assess the person that they wish to use for babysitting or as a nanny