An Ofsted registered childminder can look after other people's children in their own home for more than 2 hours per day. Some childminders offer the free entitlement to childcare places for 3 and 4 years olds. They are usually registered to look after 3 children aged under 5 and 3 children aged 5 to 8 years of age. Some may look after children up to the age of 14.
This type of childcare is registered and inspected by Ofsted (www.ofsted.gov.uk).