This Page is for Childcare providers.

New Ofsted Videos:

Ofsted's specialists: new videos this month
Ofsted have published some new videos on their You Tube website. These videos are part of a series from Ofsted's national leads, focusing on their specialism’s and key issues in these areas. This month, they've published:

To find all videos that may be of interest please click here:

Form: Early years and childcare providers: EY3 changes to individuals

17 August, 2016 at 05:16pm

[Updated: Updated form to allow for details of additional contacts.]

EY3 form to tell Ofsted about certain changes to individuals, including names, addresses and any start or leave dates.

Free Entitlement Providers (Including Childminders)

Please find documents relating to offering free entitlement funding for eligible 2,3 & 4 year olds in the related links section on the right of your screen. 

Looking to become a Childminder?

West Berkshire no longer run training courses for those wishing to register as a childminder but a variety of training can  be found on the following links:

  • Tax Advice for Childminders

  • Webinars, E - Learning, Emails and Videos if you are self employed

  • Webinar Support for Childminders

Working for yourself? Are you a Foster Carer?
Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses?
If so, this HMRC e-learning course is for you.

How it can help
This course will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way.

How long does it take?
It's entirely up to you. You can work through the learning at your own pace and at a time that suits you. You don't need to do it all in one go, you can dip in and out as you need it and even come back to it at a later date.

  •  Tax for Foster Carers

  •  Tax for Shared Lives Carers