The Early Years and Childcare team offer a 'pathway' to becoming a registered childminder with Ofsted. The free support provided is a mixture of essential information, training, and ongoing advice. Find further details in the Pathway to becoming a registered childminder leaflet in attachments. 


Information Sessions

Come to a short information session and find out how to get started. The Family Information Service runs sessions every month. Meet the Childminding and Childcare Information Officer who will explain what is involved in becoming a childminder. You can ask questions and find out about support available to you.

Date of the the next sessions

  • Date to be confirmed

For more information and to book contact Renate Laux, Childminding and Childcare Information Officer on 020 7527 5927.


Pre-registration Briefings

Attend the 3 hour pre-registration briefing to receive essential information about the Ofsted registration process, Islington training and support for prospective childminders. This is a free session held at Laycock Centre every term, the next briefing is on

  • Date to be confirmed

For more informaton or to book contact Renate Laux, Childminding and Childcare Information Officer on 020 7527 5927.

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Islington Childminding Training

Islington childminding training is a free 3 day introductory training course available 3 times per year. The course supports prospective childminders in understanding the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The course includes a mixture of teaching sessions, group discussions, reflection and some 'in between' session tasks.

The next course dates are:

  • Dates to be confirmed

All sessions start at 9.30am and end at 3pm.

Due to current circumstances relating to Covid-19, the course will not be delivered face to face. The course is being reconfigured and dates are subject to change but we are offering  short online sessions called 'Pathway to registering as a childminder' on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday 29 July 2020
  • Wednesday 26 August 2020
  • Wednesday 23 September 2020

All sessions start at 10am and finish at 11.30am.  

To book on this or any other course, you need to create a free IslingtonCS account.

Creating an IslingtonCS account

When you have an account you can browse all available courses including childminding and first aid training.

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iWork Funding

If you have been out of work for six months or more, Islington's iWork coaches can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to find and keep a job you enjoy. You will be assigned an iWork coach who will work closely with you to provide the personalised support you need to help you move into a job.

To make an appointment, please call 020 7527 2706 or visit us at the Islington Customer Centre on Upper Street, N1 1XR.

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