a responsible choice
of all check whether your Childminder is registered.
Childminders need to be registered if they are
caring for children under the age of 8 years, for two
hours or more for reward unless they are exempt.
is a Business
will expect your Childminder to be reliable and it is
important that the Childminder can also depend on your
punctuality. You both have commitements to consider,
so timing can be an important issue.
you are not using the arranged sessions for any reason,
due to holidays, sickness or family changes, it is normal
for the Childminder to charge a fee. This will
be set out in your contract.
are no regulations about charges and rates may vary
depending on the service provided. This will be
set out in your contract which should be reviewed at
flexibility on both sides helps to establish a good
working relationship. Mututal respect and understanding
provides the right atmosphere for your child's happiness
do I find a Childminder
Devons family information service can be contacted on
0845 155 1013 Childminders in
Devon who agree to their information being
on the internet can be viewed at www.devon.childrensservicedirectory.org.uk
Information Service's can be contacted on 0800 328 5974
in Torbay who agree to their information being on the
internet can be viewed at www.torbaydirectory.com
Family Information Service can be contacted on 0800 783 4259
Childminders in Plymouth who agree to their
information being on the internet can be viewed on www.plymouthonlinedirectory.com/families
are registered for the protection of children. This
ensures that they are a fit person and their premises
provide a suitable environment for children.