Becoming a Childminder
Are you thinking of becoming a registered childminder in Harrow?
The role of a registered childminder is both rewarding and challenging. If you are passionate about making a difference, building strong foundations and shaping a childs early years in order for them to thrive, be confident and ultimately ready for school, then come along to our pre-registration meeting to find out more. Our pre-registration meeting will equip you with information to make an informed decision as to whether this is the right career for you.
See our Training Schedule for when the next Childminder Registration meeting will be taking place.
Home-based childcare course
Once you have attended the pre-registration and you have decided to pursue a career in childminding you must attend the following course 'Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare HBCA'. This is a level 3 CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualification. These are held termly and the next available course starts on 23 January 2019 at Stanmore College . This is a 14 week course held for one evening a week. The course will provide you with all the information and tools you need to become a childminder.
An initial verbal and written assessment will need to be completed at Stanmore College before you are accepted onto the course.
There is a cost attached to this course which is variable depending on final student numbers per course, however, once registered you can apply for a childcare business grant within 3 months of registration of £300 to support your new business (subject to meeting the criteria).