Why become an @Home childminder?

A rewarding new career, shaping children’s lives

About our childminder community

When you become a childminder early educator with @Home Childcare, you’ll join an award-winning, Ofsted-registered community for professional childminders.

We’ll register you as a childminder and provide all the development support, training and quality assured regulation you need to deliver the very best early education and care for the children you work with.

Our community is like a family because we care about educators. We provide mentoring, business and expert early years support to help you develop your home-based childcare enterprise into a thriving business.

We love what you do

@Home Childcare is a community interest company on a social mission to remove the barriers to entry and enable more suitable, capable and passionate people to register as childminder early educators.

That’s why we fund so much of the support and training you need to embark on a rewarding new career journey and set up and develop a home-based childcare business.

We provide nationwide training online and have local staff and training centres in the following areas:

Our commitment to you

By becoming a childminder early educator, you can create a lucrative business and earn between £25,000-£35,000 a year. You’ll get to be your own boss and choose your working hours and the children you care for.

When you do it with @Home Childcare, depending on which service level you choose, you may also benefit from all the back-office business support you need to keep the business running smoothly, including:

We’re committed to making things as easy as possible, so you can focus on providing a quality service and growing your business.

As well as providing all the training and support you need to set up and run your business, when you register with @Home Childcare, you’ll receive the following:

Funded start-up training to set up a successful childcare business in your own home​

Step-by-step business planning to help you create a profitable, sustainable new business

Ongoing marketing support to help raise your profile and find parents looking for childcare

A toolkit containing all the essential documents and online software to run your business

A personal mentor to help you provide the highest standards of care and early education

Access to a community of like-minded childminders where you can meet and share ideas

Regular classroom and online training to build your knowledge of child development

Ongoing professional development, including funded nationally-recognised qualifications

What we expect in return

As we’re investing a lot in the start-up of your childcare business, we expect you to be 100% committed to giving the children you work with the best start in life by registering as a childminder with us. You’ll also need to:


Pay for your own suitability checks, safety equipment and other essentials, plus a small contribution towards the registration cost.


Commit to 100% attendance of all pre-registration training sessions and full completion of the business planning coursework.


Be ready to register as a childminder with us within two to three months from when we first start the process with you.

Interested? Let’s talk

If you’re passionate about shaping the lives of children and are interested in a new career in childcare, then we’d love to hear from you. To find out more about how @Home Childcare can help make your dream of running your own home-based childcare business a reality, get in touch today.