This training is suitable for those who wish to register with Ofsted to become a Childminder. Once you have completed this course you will be able to apply to Ofsted with confidence.   Ofsted are looking for you to evidence that you have sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Your last day of training will be Safeguarding Children and a separate safeguarding certificate will be issued for this day.  This certificate will last for 2 years before you would need to attend any additional training. This course will prepare you for your first inspection visit from Ofsted and give you the knowledge and information required to run your own Childminding Business. Remember currently a childcare business grant (£500) is available from the government once you are registered with Ofsted. However this grant may be withdrawn in March. Please use this link for any updated information and how to apply.


The cost of this course is £245*

*Please contact us by email before you book onto this course. Alternatively use the enquiry form on this site. Or you can telephone Tuesday to Thursday on 020 8289 7061




If you would like a home visit before your first Ofsted inspection to provide guidance in relation to your own specific setting, this can be arranged (depending on location) for a discounted price of £18 per hour (normally £30 per hour).


Bromley Venue:  Churchill Bromley Central Library, High Street, BR1 1EX


3 x Saturday – 

14th April 2018   10am – 3.15pm,

21st April 2018   10am – 3.15pm and

28th April 2018   10am – 3.15pm



(all  3 dates need to be attended to complete this course)






Understanding what you need to provide for parents and any other professionals you may work with.
EYFS and how to implement it with confidence
Production of a comprehensive portfolio for parents and Ofsted
How to set up your own homebased childcare setting
Policies and Procedures
Safeguarding Children (separate safeguarding certificate issued)
Inclusion and Play
Guidance on self-employment and advertising your business



Also please consult the Ofsted website



There are additional costs (not payable to us) that are part of the Ofsted registration process:-

  • DBS Check (Disclosure and barring service) this includes everyone over 16 living in the prospective Childminder’s home. These checks are carried out by Ofsted.  They search the applicants’ criminal record history in order to make a sound decision on whether to grant registration based on the information found. Cost:  £53 per person.
  • Health declaration form needs to be completed by all prospective Childminders and then given to your GP. This information is required by Ofsted to ensure you are fit and health to care for children. Cost: This varies considerably (£0-120) you need to ask your GP for their charges.
  • Ofsted Online application  Cost £35

Compulsory Additional Training

 We will advise you on where to go and how to complete your DBS and Health Declarations.

   CONTACT US:   If you need further information then please contact us using the form below

Contact Us

Fig Childcare training

Tel: 020 8289 7061