The Early Years and Childcare team offer a 'pathway' to becoming a registered childminder with Ofsted. The 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 session:

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


Pre-registration Briefings

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

The next briefing is on

  • date to be confirmed

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

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Islington Childminding Training

Islington childminding training is a 3 day introductory training course for prospective childminders that will support them 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 course is available three times a year and costs £223 per person. 

The next course dates are:

  • Thursday 17 October 2019
  • Thursday 31 October 2019 and 
  • Friday 1 November 2019.

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

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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