Find a local childminder
What is a childminder?
Childminders look after up to six children under the age of eight years old in their own homes.
When do childminders operate?
Childminders are self-employed, and therefore decide on what hours and conditions they work in. This means that childminders are often flexible on the times which they are available to work.
Where are childminders located?
Childminders look after children in their own homes and are located throughout the borough.
Are childminders registered?
Childminders have to be registered by Ofsted. The registration process involves an inspection of the premises from which they operate and an inspection of their ability as a childminder.
Where can I find out more?
The Daycare Trust produce a useful booklet, “Essential guide to childcare for parents” with general advice on childcare
NCMA guide to Choosing a Home Based Childcarer gives specific advice about choosing a childminder such as types of questions to ask when interviewing
Richmond Childminding Association is a registered charity. It was setup by registered childminders to support registered childminders, parents and their children in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames and continues to be run by the childminders today. To contact the Richmond Childminding Group call 0208 891 6090