Becoming a childminder

The government have produced some helpful pre-registration briefing documents for those thinking of becoming a childminder:

PACEY (Professional Association for Children and Early Years) have produced a step by step video on how to become a childminder:



PACEY is a key organisation in training childminders across the UK. They offer courses on Safeguarding, Pre-registration, Paediatric First Aid and webinars to help childcare providers gain the qualifications they need to ensure the highest quality of care. You can find out more about what they offer here:

Bexley Services Network offer a number of local courses including Paediatric First Aid and introduction to safeguarding, you can find out more about what they offer here:

British Red Cross offer a two-day Paediatric First Aid course aimed at childcare providers – details can be found here:

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) also run a number of online courses that can be completed remotely, allowing you to complete your qualification around your daily routine. You can find out more about the courses they offer here:

Quest Training also offer a number of accessible childcare courses:

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