Child minder briefing session

Child minder briefing session

Delivered by a Childcare Officer from Wiltshire Council this free two hour session will give you more information about childminding, the Ofsted registration process along with the support that is available from the Local Authority during pre-registration and throughout your childminding career. If, after attending the session you realise childminding is not for you then you do not need to continue further – there is no commitment at all. To book you place email or call 01225 712966.

Date Time Venue Cost
Thursday 3 November 7:00 – 9:00 pm Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN Free


Wednesday 9 November 7:00 – 9:00 pm Salisbury Fire Station, Ashley Road, Salisbury, SP2 7TN Free
Wednesday 23 November 7:00 – 9:00 pm Chippenham Fire Station, Dallas Road, Chippenham, SN15 1LE Free


Coming Soon (early 2017) – Introduction to Childminding Course

Delivered over 9 weeks by a Childcare Officer from Wiltshire Council, this interactive course will cover everything you need to know to set up and run a successful childminding business, including:

  • policies and procedures relating to childminding
  • children’s learning and development
  • running your own business – from developing a business plan and managing your finances to data protection and health and safety
  • equal opportunities, inclusion and behaviour management
  • working in partnership with parents and other professionals
  • Wiltshire post registration childminder support and training

You will also receive face to face pre-Ofsted registration support, which will help you prepare for your registration with Ofsted. Following your registration, you will be supported by a local named Wiltshire Council Childcare Officer (this includes telephone and e-mail support).

Comments from April 2016 course: ‘The tutor was knowledgeable and helpful – would really recommend this course’, ‘Learnt so much in this course – can’t wait to start’, ‘I now feel confident to set up a childminding business’.

Click here to Register your interest in the 2017 course – stating your preferred location (Chippenham, Trowbridge, Salisbury).

Contact Officer: Nicola Hillier, Childcare Workforce Development Officer, Helpline: 01225 712966

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