A childminder provides childcare for children in their own home for more than two hours a day and charges a fee (which can include Tax-Free Childcare or Early Education Funding) or receives some other form of reward.
Childminding requires a considerable time commitment. You will not only work directly with children during your hours of operation but will need to set aside time to complete paperwork, accounts information and training.
New childminders who complete their childminder registration on or after 15 March 2023 may be able to apply for a grant to reimburse some of their start-up costs. For more details of what is currently available and how to apply, view GOV.UK’s childminder grants scheme update.