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.

Childminder training and qualifications can be found at the link below

Childminder Training – Suffolk Learning

Useful Resources for Childminders:

EYFS Childminder checklist  – updated 17/04/2023

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.