What do childminders do?

No two days as a childminder will be the same, however a typical day may include:

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  • Taking children to and from nursery, school or other activities and clubs
  • Observing childrens’ learning and recording it in their learning journals
  • Creative play, reading, mark-making, storytelling, supporting early language development and helping children develop their creativity and imagination
  • Cooking with and for children, providing them with valuable real-life learning experiences and healthy meals and snacks
  • Working with other childcare professionals and parents to provide a coordinated approach to supporting each individual child


Find out how to become a registered childminder

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