Childminder Training

Before you register with Ofsted

Read the information on setting up a Childminding Business in Suffolk

Anyone wishing to become an Ofsted registered childminder ‘must have completed training which helps them to understand and implement the EYFS before they can register with Ofsted or a childminder agency’

This now means that the prospective childminder needs to judge whether they feel they have the knowledge, skills and competencies to fulfil this. 

First Aid

It is important that all Childminders have their Paediatric First Aid qualification before registering with Ofsted. For more information please look at the Paediatric First Aid page.

If you decide you wish to undertake a course, you can do an internet search and find out what courses are suitable. Professional Association for Childcare and the Early Years (PACEY), may be useful to review.

Continued Professional Development (CPD) training

To access and view the training courses we offer, check course costs, dates and book individual courses go to Training, qualifications & how to apply – Suffolk Learning

We strongly recommend the following courses:

  • Introduction to the EYFS 
  • An introduction to the role of the SENCo 
  • Characteristics of effective learning
  • Safeguarding Children (group 2/3) e-learning

You will need to register with Suffolk CPD to access e-learning

e-Learning WMB Learning Management System (

In-setting training for groups of childminders

Did you know that groups of childminders can access the full range of in setting training?

For a full list of courses, course costs, dates and to express your interest in a particular course  go to; Training-in-setting – Suffolk Learning 

For further information about training please email [email protected]

Go to childminding information page for further support.