Become a childminder
Find out how to become a childminder in County Durham.
Attend our pre-registration course
We run a course that explains what you need to do if you want to become a childminder, and how to register. The following sessions are included as part of the course:
- Statutory Ofsted briefing
- Safeguarding and welfare requirements
- Supporting learning and development in the home environment
- Managing behaviour and inclusion
- Child development
- Let's start with babies
- Preparing to run your own business
- Thinking about you and your new business
- Providing funded places for two, three and four year olds
- What to expect from Ofsted
Information sharing session
Before you attend our pre-registration course, we offer a free information sharing session where you will find out more about becoming a childminder and what the pre-registration course involves. Book a place on our next information sharing session (expression of interest in becoming a childminder).. Once you've attended our information sharing session you will be able to book a place on our pre-registration course.
Length of course and cost
Our pre-registration course runs for one week, Monday to Friday and costs £200. The information sharing session is free.
Future course dates
Due to Covid 19 restrictions there are no courses scheduled at this time. We hope to be able to start offering this course again in Spring 2021.
For further information, please contact us.
Stanley Education Centre
King Edward VII Terrace
Durham Leadership Centre
Ask about becoming a childminder
If you have any questions about becoming a childminder, please contact us.