What is a Childminder?

A Childminder cares for a small group of children of mixed ages in a “home from home” setting. Children are welcomed as individuals, they are offered affection and respect and their developmental and recreational needs are met.

Childminders offer a flexible service, tailored to each child, thereby helping parents and guardians to balance their work and family commitments. A childminder negotiates and agrees her/his terms with parents.

Some Helpful Resources

Download the Revised Child Protection Guidelines

Diversity-Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers

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