Becoming a childminder briefing

This is the first step to becoming a Registered Childminder with Ofsted.

This briefing outlines what is involved in embarking on the new career as a self-employed childminder including what training is required.

If you wish to become a childminder in Lewisham you need to attend this pre-registration briefing.

This session will provide you with an opportunity to:

  1. Find out about what is involved in becoming a registered childminder, including what is required by OfSTED (which is the government department responsible for registering and inspecting childminders);
  2. Hear about the process for applying to register as a childminder on the Early Years Register; and begin to network with other prospective childminders.
  3. Find out about the courses available to you through STEEP to support you in becoming a Registered Childimnder.

This is an information event, for which you will receive a certifcate.

After the Briefing:

For those who have attended this Briefing we offer a Basic Skills assessment, so anyone considering becoming a Childminder can ensure they have the literacy skills in English needed to follow a Level 3 course. The Introduction to Childminding Practice is a Level 3 course and we aim to ensure course participants have the best chance to excel. The Basic Skills assessment is optional but recommended.

Presented by Rosemarie Dorgan (STEEP tutor).

London Borough of Lewisham working in partnership with STEEP.

Upcoming dates




Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre Wallbutton Road Brockley London SE4 2NX