Introduction to the Role of a Childminder


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Introduction to the Role of a Childminder – 15 May 2019

Introduction to the Role of a Childminder – 15 May 2019


Ann Monckton


Childminding Quality and Outcomes

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Course Description

If you are considering providing care and learning opportunities for children whom you are not related to, in your own home, for more than 2 hours per day, for reward, then you must register with Ofsted as a Childminder.

This introductory course will provide you with information and support to increase your knowledge and understanding about the role of a professional Childminder, the registration process and running a successful childminding service.

What will I learn?

During the course, we will explore:

  • The role of a professional Childminder and what is involved in running a childminding service;
  • Guidance around Ofsted and an overview of the registration requirements for new Childminders;
  • The skills, knowledge and competencies needed to fulfil the role, including mandatory training;
  • An overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage and where to find out more information; and
  • The business of running a childminding service including business planning, fees and marketing.


Delivered by: Bolton Start Well Service and Workforce Planning and Development Team


Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at prospective Childminders.

Please note that attendance on this course is highly recommended before attending the Childminding Pre-Registration course.

Booking Arrangements

To book a place on this workshop, please click the orange 'book' button at the top of this page. Alternatively email the Start Well Service administration team on:


You will receive a link to relevant resources for the course upon confirmation of your booking.

Commitments and Cancellations

All requests for cancellations must be sent in writing to:  Charges will become effective on the date when written confirmation is received.

As low numbers can affect the viability of a course, we have to apply a charge if notice is not received in good time. The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below:

Calendar days’ notice before the start date of the course Fee applicable
29 calendar days or more No charge
Between 15 and 28 calendar days (inclusive) 50% of course fee
Between 1 and 14 calendar days (inclusive) Full course fee
Failure to attend Treated as late cancellation and full course fee will be charged

Resources will only be issued on the completion of the workshop.


If for any reason we have to cancel or postpone training, we will notify all delegates booked onto the workshop as quickly as possible. A full refund will be given in the event of cancellation. Prices are valid until 31st August 2019.

Our Main Teachers

Ann Monckton

Childcare Partnership Officer

Ann Monckton is Childcare Partnership Officer for the Bolton Start Well Service.

Janet Birchall

Workforce Development Manager

Janet Birchall is a Workforce Development Manager at Bolton Council and trainer for the Bolton Start Well Service.

Price : £ 65

Max Availability : 20

Role : Childminders Prospective Childminders

Location : Castle Hill Centre

Type : Traded


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