Becoming a Childminder

Information for those wishing to start a career in childminding in the Vale of Glamorgan


Child minding is when a person is paid to look after one or more child under the age of 12 on domestic premises, for example their home.


Child minders can offer: Full day care and part time care including before and afterschool provision including atypical hours e.g, evening, weekends and overnight, provision, wrap around care, provision during the school holidays, funded education places , and free childcare places.


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We can provide you with information on childminders in your area and the number of enquiries we've had for childcare in your area.



To become a childminder you must:


  • Complete a Briefing Session

    Vale of Glamorgan's Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (EYDCP) offer FREE Childminder Briefing Sessions to anyone interested in becoming a childminder in the Vale of Glamorgan.

    The next briefing session will take place on: 
    Monday 7 October, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Contact Vale Family Information Service to book your place


    • 01446 704704


    If you are unable to attend the next free briefing session, you can pay to complete an Online Briefing Session through PACEY. PACEY Online Briefing Session



  • Complete CYPOP 5 Training

    CYPOP5 provides introductory training in home-based childcare for childcarers in Wales through the unit "Understand how to set up a home-based childcare service".
    This is the preparatory course for prospective and new childminders in Wales and it also covers the requirements for nannies. 
    Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (EYDCP) offer the face-to-face CYPOP5 Course in the Vale. You may be entitled to funding depending if you live in an area where childminders are needed. PACEY also offer the CYPOP5 Course online. 
    *Both the CYPOP5 face-to-face and online course cost £249.99 (including VAT) per learner. The course fees include all assessment and registration fees.* 

    CYPOP5 in Wales - PACEY

  • Complete and Submit Your Application to Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)

    Download and complete the CIW childminding registration pack, including: health reference from your doctor, details of your qualifications and certificates, DBS Enhanced Disclosure for all members of your household over the age of 16 years. 

    Register to Become a Childminder - Guidance and Application - CIW


  • Meet the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years

    Childminders must be registered with CIW and must meet the National Minimum Standards. These are Minimum Standards for registration and in order to provide quality childcare, the general expectation is that you work toward ensuring that these basic standards are exceeded.


    National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare

  • Register as Self-Employed with HMRC

    As a childminder you'll need to register as self-employed with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and keep records/receipts.  


    HMRC - Tax Advice for Childminders

Once you have registered...

Please get in touch with us once you register as a childminder so that we can promote your service to families across the Vale and keep you updated with training and funding opportunities.


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