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Latest Childminder News and Updates

25th June 2024

Here are the latest additions and updates to our Childminder Guides, Childminder Paperwork and other childminder resources.  … read more

Free Creative Steps Magazine Summer 2024 Edition

30th May 2024

New Summer 2024 edition out now! Creative Steps is a unique quarterly magazine providing everyone caring for young children up to age 11 with dozens of fun, creative activity ideas, all designed to encourage learning through creative play. … read more

Childcare.co.uk writes to BBC The One Show regarding portrayal of registered childminders

20th March 2024

Childcare.co.uk has written to Charlotte Denton, Director of the BBC programme, The One Show, regarding the portrayal of registered childminders in a report broadcast on Tuesday 19th March 2024. … read more

Dog walkers earn more than double the rate of pay per hour of registered childminders

11th February 2024

Dog walkers are earning double the hourly rate paid to registered childminders Research by Childcare.co.uk, the UK’s largest childcare platform, has revealed that dog walkers are earning more than double the rate of pay per hour of registered childminders. … read more

Apply now for 15 hours 'free childcare' for two-year-olds but is it really free?

2nd January 2024

Applications for 15 hours of 'free childcare' for 2 year olds for working parents open on 2nd January 2024 From 2nd January 2024, eligible working parents in England can apply for 15 hours per week of term time (38 weeks per year) 'free childcare' for their two-year-olds to start from April 2024 in the term after their child turns two. … read more

Free Childcare for Mums having Smear Tests: Independent Childminders and Nannies offer Help to Save Lives

14th May 2023

Cervical screening for cancer is at a 20-year low Over 3000 women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and nearly 1000 die due to the condition every year. … read more

Childcare in the Spring Budget 2023

15th March 2023

The Spring Budget was announced on 15th March 2023 and in it, chancellor Jeremy Hunt placed childcare at its centre. … read more

Start your childminding or nanny career today by studying for the Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare Qualification (HBCA) CACHE Level 3

9th January 2023

Start your childminding or nanny career today 3 months free Childcare.co.uk gold membership included in the course fee The Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare Qualification (HBCA) is a CACHE-accredited and Ofsted-recognised level 3 award that covers everything you need to become a home-based childcarer, registered childminder, childminding assistant or nanny. … read more

Childcare Discounts - Save money on everyday shopping

1st December 2022

Introducing Childcare Discounts A new benefit for gold members to help money go that little bit further in the cost of living crisis … read more

Covid-19 Guidance for Early Years Providers

14th January 2022

LATEST GUIDANCE • The DfE have published Additional actions for childminders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … read more