What is a Registered Childminder?
Cares for children in his/her own home
Plans engaging activities to help children progress with their learning
Is inspected by British Forces Early Years (BFEYS)
Assesses children’s learning through observations and ‘next steps’ using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Is self employed, running their own business within their home and creating policies, procedures and contracts with parents
Attends network meetings with other childminders to share ideas and advice
Can offer flexible working hours
Is covered by liability insurance
Parents are recommended to use childminders who are registered with BFEYS. Childminders who are not registered are not regularly inspected and therefore may not have the adequate training, knowledge and procedures in place to keep your children safe and to help their learning grow.
If you are interested in becoming a registered childminder or are a parent in need of a childminder, please contact the childminding coordinator for more information: Clare Weeks, The HIVE, Sennelager. Tel: 01722 115393 or 05254 8045330. Email: