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Becoming a Wandsworth Childminder - Childminder Briefing Sessions

Thinking of becoming Wandsworth childminder? You need to attend a free Childminder briefing session. At the session you can find out more about childminding and start the registration process. The latest set of dates can be found below.

Childminders are self-employed and must be registered with Ofsted if they look after children under 8 years of age. This means they are inspected by Ofsted and have had a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before they start childminding. Childminders who look after children 8 years and over can choose to register with Ofsted, on their voluntary register.

To become a registered childminder you also have to:

  • attend a training course, such as "Home-based Care: Understand how to set up a home-based childcare service";

  • have a First Aid qualification for Babies and Children (Paediatric First Aid);

  • have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has more information on their website.


Childminder briefing session

The sessions will be held in person at:


1 Siward Road
London SW17 0LA


Tuesday 4th April 2023
Tuesday 2nd May 2023
Tuesday 6th June 2023
Tuesday 4th July 2023


10am - 12noon


There is no need to book a place - please just turn up.  Please arrive 10 minutes before the session begins as late comers may not be permitted entry.



If you have any questions, please don’t forget to ask the tutor. You will also get help with filling in the Ofsted application forms


Contact details for additional information:

Childminding team
Tel: 020 8871 6223 or 020 8871 5337