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Working in childcare

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Working in childcare

Register as a childcare provider

If you are interested in setting up a nursery business please contact Camden's Early Years Quality Support and Training Manager, Kay Williams, by emailing

Become a childminder 

Camden provides advice and support to childminders from enquiry stage, through the registration process, and when registered.

Video: Childminders - come and see us at home

To prepare for registration as a childminder:

1. Read the Childminder Factsheet (PDF).

2. Seek further information from an Early Years Advisor by calling: 0207 974 1629 or 0207 974 6172.

3. Attend a free 2-hour information session about Ofsteds registration process.The next information sessions are Thursday 11 July (9.30-11.30am) and Saturday 13 July (9.30-11.30am).

4. Complete training which helps you to understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) before you can register with Ofsted or a childminder agency.

Camden are offering a free 4-day Becoming a Childminder course on the following dates:
Days: Monday 29 July, Tuesday 30 July, Wednesday 31 Juy, Friday 2 August
Time: 9.15am (for 9.30am start) to 3pm

If you would like a place on this course please contact one of our advisors on the details below:
Gabrielle Pollock - phone 0207 974 6172  or email
Sandra Dodd - phone 0207 974 1629  or email

5. Register with Ofsted.

Register as a nanny 

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