Support and guidance to become an Ofsted registered childminder and for Ofsted registered childminders

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The council works to support people to become childminders and those that are Ofsted registered childminders Brighton & Hove.


This web page contains information on how to become a childminder and to help meet the requirements of Ofsted, the Early Years Foundation Stage and local authority regulations.

There is advice on how to write your childminding documents and policies along with lots of other useful information. You can download templates and planning sheets. We've also included all the important links to other websites to support your childminding practice.

We also have a page about getting out and about, childminder drop ins and ideas for places to go.

Becoming a registered childminder

Training for childminders


Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Early Years Free Entitlement

Quality Improvement Schemes

Help with writing your policies

Getting your childminding documents organised

Safeguarding and keeping children safe

Complaints procedures

Building your partnership with parents

Planning sheets

Progress check at age two

Health and Safety

Providing food - advice on good practise

Working with others

More information and ways to contact us

Here is a list of useful telephone numbers for childminders in Brighton and Hove.

Childminding Team

Sheila Inwards Childminding Manager 01273 294525

Annette Barnard Development Officer 01273 293523

If neither of these contacts are available please email

Finance Team / Early Years Free Entitlement

Alan Haworth Senior Finance Officer 01273 293585

Jenny Perrin Free Entitlement Childcare Officer 01273 293670

Nina Williams Free Entitlement Childcare Support Officer 01273 295209

Workforce Development

Theo Mountford EYC Workforce Development Team 01273 294664

Zoe Cox Childcare Recruitment and Business Support Officer 01273 294139


Advice, information and support for special educational needs 01273 294944


Advice and support to settings with bilingual children 01273 292521

Planning Department

Support and guidance when increasing number of children 01273 292222


Front Door For Families (FDFF) 01273 290400

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 01273 295643

 Useful links

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