Childminder Information

Latest Childminding News Updates:

Have you updated your vacancies online in the last 6 months? – Please make sure you update your vacancies on our Family Services Directory FSD website (also known as Suffolk InfoLink), for the Autumn Term – Go to ‘Promoting your details online’ page.

Where to find Childminding support – If you need any advice or guidance with your childminding business, such as, help to support the needs of a child you care for, or to complete funding grant claim forms, and anything else, please contact the Suffolk Family Information Service (FIS) by email [email protected]

Support for Childminders

In this section you will find all Early Years and Childcare information to support your Childminding business.

Childminders can access our training Training, qualifications & how to apply – Suffolk Learning

If you are considering becoming a childminder there is useful information at this link: 

Becoming a Childminder – Essential Training – Suffolk Learning

Useful Resources for Childminders:

EYFS Childminder Checklist

What to do if a child does not attend their sessions – See: Guidance on children’s attendance.

How to offer funded early education places for 2,3 and 4 year olds – For details on joining the LoP go to ‘List of Providers page.

HMRC Business e-learning Tool– a mini business tutorial that childminders can do in their own time.

‘Safer food, better business for childminders’ pack – The Foods Standard Agency have put together this useful pack which gives childminders useful tips on feeding young babies and children. It is free to download.

‘Ofsted Pre-registration Childminder Briefing’ – This guidance is for those looking to become a childminder but it has some useful key points and information which may come in handy for registered childminders to refer to.