To become registered you must:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Attend a briefing session, arranged by the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (EYDCP), Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Please contact the Family Information Service (FIS) to book onto the next briefing session. The Childminder Network Facilitator will then contact you when the next session is arranged. Alternatively you can complete a PACEY online briefing session. However there is a charge:
- Successfully complete the training to become a Registered Childminder.
This is the CYPOP 5 course and is provided by the EYDCP. Some places are funded depending if you live in an area where childminders are needed. Some people will receive a part funded place and some will have to fund themselves. It costs approximately £190:
- The National Extention College offer a similar online course called 'How to set up a Childcare Service'.
PACEY also offer a similar course, both of of which are acceptable, however there is a charge - £249.99 for face to face and £199.99 for online:
- Submit parts one and two of your application to CSSIW.
You can now download an application form from the CSSIW website and find all of the information about becoming a registered childminder: Please be aware that you and all members of your household over the age of 16 must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) enhanced disclosure and ISA registration: