Find out more about our professional childminder community

Ofsted registered community 

Our award winning Ofsted registered childminder agency operates as a community for professional childmindersWe call childminders, home early educators (educators, for short), in recognition of their specialist role providing care and early education to children in a home setting.  

We register educators and provide development support, training and quality assured regulation, all with the aim of achieving the very best quality of early education and care for children. 

Together our community is like a family because we care about educators. We support you to develop your home-based business by providing mentoring, business and expert early years support.

"Childminders praise the agency for the regular support that it offers and the reassurance this affords them in knowing they are "doing it right".

We are a community interest company

As a community interest company, we have a social mission to remove the barriers that prevent suitable, capable people from registering as childminder educators. That’s why we fund so much of the support and training to help you set up and develop a home-based business. 

We operate in the following areas where we have local staff: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Sheffield, Swindon, Bristol and Birmingham.  

We love what you do! 

10 top ‘no brainer’ reasons for registering as an educator with @Home Childcare 


We fund your start-up training to set up a successful early education business in your own home.​


Our start-up training includes funded step-by-step business planning to ensure you start as you mean to go on, with a profitable, sustainable business.


We provide marketing assistance to help you find parents looking for childcare. ​


You remain in charge of your business. You choose the opening hours, the children you wish to care for, the name of your business etc. ​


You receive a toolkit containing essentials for running your business such as policies, contract, consent forms and online software for assessing children, the 2-year-old progress check, messaging parents and lots more.​


You are assigned a personal mentor whose sole purpose is to help you provide high standards of care and early education. Your mentor visits you at home and also provides telephone and email support.  


You will be joining a family community of like-minded educators where you can share ideas and meetup online or at organised events.


You can build on your knowledge of child development and early years topics by accessing our regular classroom and online training. ​


We provide professional development such as funded nationally recognised early years qualifications.


You can have a lucrative business earning between £25k – £35k, all whilst benefiting from ‘back-office’ business support to assist with the smooth running of your business such as enrolling parents, fee collection, dealing with parents who do not pay, administering early education funding and loads more so you can focus on providing the quality care of children and growing your business. ​

Our expectations of you

As we are investing in so much of the start-up of your childcare business, we expect you to be 100% committed to giving children the best start in life by registering as a childminder educator with us

Although we fund the largest part of your costs, the pre-registration training, we do expect you to pay for your own suitability checks, other essentials such as safety equipment and a small contribution towards the cost of the registration process.

100% attendance of the pre-registration training and full completion of the business planning coursework is required.

Be ready to register in 2 – 3 months from when we first start the process with you.

Have a question for us?

If you have a question about anything, big or small, no matter what it is, we’d love to hear from you! Just press the button below, fill out the form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as we can.