Support and guidance to become an Ofsted registered childminder and for Ofsted registered childminders
The council works to support people to become childminders and those that are Ofsted registered childminders Brighton & Hove.
- If you are looking for a childminder please see the Family Information Service pages.
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.
As a registered early years provider you can access these courses and book online. Remember that you need to renew your Paediatric First Aid every three years. As we know it is difficult for childminders to attend courses during the day, we have invested in e-learning courses for childminders which can be completed anytime.
Ofsted produces registration requirements for childminders, publications, guidance and advice. The Early Years Inspection Handbook is the guidance on inspecting Early Years Providers. Ofsted must be notified of any significant changes to your setting or registration. To receive email notifications of new publications you can register here for updates Ofsted has also launched a facebook page for childminders.
Guidelines to writing policies - this guidance will tell you why you need policies, what should be included and some helpful templates for parental consent forms and emergency permission slips.
More information and ways to contact us
Here is a list of useful telephone numbers for childminders in Brighton and Hove.
Annette Barnard, Development Officer, 01273 293523 email@example.com
Early Years Team email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance Team / Early Years Free Entitlement
Jenny Perrin, Early Years Finance Manager, 01273 293670
Nina Williams Free Entitlement Childcare Support Officer 01273 295209
Theo Mountford, Early Years Childcare Workforce Development / Training, 01273 294664
Zoe Cox, Early Years Childcare Workforce Development Recruitment and Business Officer 01273 294139
Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS)
BHISS is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families through schools and other educational settings. For advice, information and support for SEND , 01273 294944
Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS)
EMAS is a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants, bilingual liaison workers and home school liaison workers who supports children who have English as an additional language. They work with pre-school, primary and secondary aged children, in their own early years settings and/or schools. For advice and support to settings with bilingual children 01273 292521
Support and guidance when increasing number of children 01273 292222
Front Door For Families (FDFF) 01273 290400
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 01273 295643
Other Useful links
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