Becoming a childcare provider

Interested in becoming a childminder or childcare provider? Contact the Family Information Service on 020 7641 7929 or

The next home based childcare information sessions are on Wednesday 22 March at 10am and 6pm. Both sessions will be held at Churchill Gardens Children’s Centre, Johnson’s Place, London, SW1V 3EU. To attend, please contact the FIS for further details. 

Alternatively you may consider the option of completing the course online. This course costs £238.80, you can make an immediate start and complete the course at your own pace.

Register online on the Early Years Register or the Childcare Register

Visit the Ofsted Online website to register on the Early Years Register and the Childcare Register. You will need to create an account to use Ofsted Online.

Registering as a nanny

People who care for children in the child’s own home do not normally need to register with Ofsted. However, you can opt to register on the voluntary part of the Childcare Register if you wish to do so. Guide to registration on the Childcare Register.

Find out about careers in childcare

You can visit the childcare careers webpage or contact the FIS for details of vacancies in Westminster.

Last updated: 13 February 2017
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