Childminders Near Me
Childminders near me offer a range of different services to meet the needs of your child and are regulated by Ofsted. These include pre-school playgroups, out of school care and holiday play schemes. They are registered with Ofsted and must follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
Choosing the Right Childcare Provider
All childcare providers must be registered with Ofsted to ensure that they are providing high standards of care. To qualify, they must have completed a first aid course and childminding training approved by the local authority. They must also undergo regular inspections to check their practice is safe and meets health and safety requirements.
Find a Childminder in your area
You can search for childminders by postcode and contact them directly to discuss your requirements. You can also find information on how to become a childminder in your area via the Family Information Service.
Visit a Childcare Provider and Take Your Child With You
A visit to the provider will help you decide if they are suitable for your child. It will give you the opportunity to see their premises and meet their staff. It will also help you to understand how your child responds to the environment.
Ask lots of questions and make sure you have a list to refer to. Try to get a feel for the childcare provider and ask them about their experience working with children and what they think their role is in the local community.
Having a child is a big commitment and you want to find someone who can meet your needs and provide the highest quality of care for your child. Finding a childminder that you can trust to be there for your child when you are away from them is important.
Childminders work in the same way as nannies, but tend to be more flexible and offer longer hours. This can be particularly helpful if you need to work late or have a long commute. They also offer a variety of activities and are often keen to encourage your child’s development through play.
They usually care for up to six children at any one time, although only three can be under five years old. This is because each child has their own unique needs and the childminder must have the skills to meet them.
You can find a childminder in your area by using the Luton Family Information Service websiteOpen in new tab. There you will be able to access the Family Directory which provides a list of childminders tailored to your individual needs and a variety of other information.
Find a Babysitter in your area
You may be looking for a babysitter to look after your child when you have an evening out or when your child has a weekend sleepover. You can use the UrbanSitter websiteOpen in new tab to find the perfect sitter in your area and get a reply within minutes!
Having a babysitter is a great way to give yourself some time out and relax while your child is in someone else’s care. You can choose from a wide range of babysitters based on their years of childcare experience, pay rate, response time, background check status, CPR certification and more!