The CSSIW has provided advice and tips of what to look for when you are choosing a childcare setting:
You can read CSSIW inspection reports for childcare settings from the CSSIW website. However, for childminders, you will need to contact CSSIW to request a copy:
Please be aware that if you do not use registered or approved childcare, you will not be able to receive help with childcare costs in the form of tax credits and childcare vouchers.
The Welsh Government has produced a series of booklets about choosing childcare:
Childminders in the Vale of Glamorgan
Childminders are childcare providers who work in their own homes caring for children and are community based. All childminders must be registered with the CSSIW. They can offer flexible childcare as they can drop off children at school and pick them up and some will work evenings and weekends.
You can download a copy of the 'Home from Home' leaflet, produced by NCMA (now PACEY) for more information about childminders:
Day nurseries, playgroups and Cylchoedd Meithrin in the Vale of Glamorgan
Visit our page to find out more information on what’s available in the Vale:
Babysitters do not need qualifications or certificates and it is recommended they are over 16. Even with family and friends, you should establish rules and let them know about any allergies and have an emergency contact number. We do not keep details of local babysitters but we do hold details of some babysitting agencies. Search our Childcare, Children and Young People's Activities Directory:
Childcare, Children and Young People's Activities