Harrow Council Logo

Early Years Logo

Becoming a Childminder

child playing with digger
Louise Manning - Childminder

Are you thinking of becoming a registered childminder in Harrow?

The role of a registered childminder is both rewarding and challenging.  If you are passionate about making a difference, building strong foundations and shaping a childs early years in order for them to thrive, be confident and ultimately ready for school, then come along to our pre-registration meeting to find out more.  Our pre-registration meeting will equip you with information to make an informed decision as to whether this is the right career for you. 

Our Summer 2018 pre-registration meeting will take place on:

Date:  Wednesday 27th June 2018

Time:  7-9pm 

Venue:  Trinity Church, Hindes Road Harrow, HA1 1RX

To register for your attendance contact family information service via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 020 8901 2690 Option 1.

Home-based childcare course

If you have decided to pursue a career in childminding you must attend the following course 'Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare HBCA'.  These are held termly and the next available course starts on the 23 April 2018 at Harrow College (Harrow Weald Campus).  This is an 11 week course held for one evening a week and includes paediatric first aid as part of the cost. This course will provide you with all the information and tools you need to become a childminder.

An initial verbal and written assessment will need to be completed at Harrow College before you are accepted onto the course.

This course is partially funded by Harrow Early Years.  For Spring 2018, the cost per student is £300 per course.

To book on this course contact Jackie Halpin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provide feedback

Is this information accurate and up-to-date?

Click here to let us know