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Becoming a registered childminder

Before applying to become a childminder there is a great deal to consider and questions to ask.

If you would like to become a childminder in Thurrock, your first step is to attend a Childminder Briefing Session. The Thurrock Childminder Briefing session provides you with current information about what you need to do to become an Ofsted Registered Childminder please see the thinking of becoming a child-minder document attached. 

The next briefing will be running on 1 December 2021.

For those who wish to pursue a career in child-minding after attending the pre-registration briefing you will need to attend a preparation training course.  At Thurrock we hold a face to face training course comprising of seven 3 hour sessions.

The Thurrock Childminder Induction Training includes:  Knowing the EYSF, Safeguarding Children, being self-employed and managing your business, standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to 5, assessing your home, training you need to undertake before you can register and more.

Childminder Introduction Training, currently being held virtually.  This training includes the following sessions:

1: Legislation and an introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage

2: Basic Child Protection Training

3: Keeping children safe in Earl Years

4: Partnership with Parents and Equalities

5: Beginning to observe, assess, plan and monitor

6: Starting up your Child-minding business

7: Meet your Thurrock team and the registration process and beyond


You must book a place by email before attending the training.  Please send an email titled 'Childminder Induction Training' including your name, address, contact telephone number and the date you wish to attend to

Bookings cannot be made over the telephone; you will be asked to email if you call. Details of the venue and confirmation will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks before the session date.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jenny Bond
Contact Position
Welfare Requirements Development Officer
0776 742 5958


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Last Updated

Last updated: 20/10/2021


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