Becoming a 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 Autumn 2018 pre-registration meeting will take place on:
Date: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Venue: Trinity Church, Hindes Road Harrow, HA1 1RX
Home-based childcare course
Once you have attended the pre-registration and you have decided to pursue a career in childminding you must attend the following course 'Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare HBCA'. This is a level 3 CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualification. These are held termly and the next available course starts in early September 2018 at Stanmore College . This is a 14 week course held for one evening a week. The 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 Stanmore College before you are accepted onto the course.
There is a cost attached to this course which is variable depending on final student numbers per course, however, once registered you can apply for a childcare business grant within 3 months of registration of £300 to support your new business (subject to meeting the criteria).