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Becoming a registered childminder

The Hounslow Early Years and Childcare Service will be delivering a free, online information briefing, on becoming a Childminder / Nanny in Hounslow  The information session will look at Ofsted’s role and the role of the Local Authority Types of Childcare provision What is Childminding…

Childcare Checklist for children aged 0-5 years

Here you will find things to think about and questions to ask when you visit a childcare provider. Ofsted ratings and reports Ask the childcare provider for a copy of their Ofsted inspection report. You can also view it online at Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator…

Free Childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free early education and childcare over 38 weeks of the year. If you are a working parent, your 3 and 4 year old may be entitled to an additional 15 hours of childcare. 

Relatives providing childcare

If you are using a relative to look after your child without payment, they do not have to register with Ofsted. If you are paying your relative and want help with these costs, various rules can apply. Government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year…