Childminder Educators (CMSHF02048)

Childminder Educators, No Form

Key Information



Job Type

Full Time or part-time


Salary From £25k depending on capacity 

Start Date

June/July 2022



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Does this sound like you?

  • You enjoy being with children, helping them learn and develop 
  • You are happy to use your home to create a nurturing, safe place for children to thrive
  • Would love to have a childcare business at home with the full support of an Ofsted accredited network to help you set up and grow

Childminders are home early educators. We call them educators in recognition of their specialist role providing care and early education to children in a home setting. Shaping the lives of young children is an important, rewarding job role. 

We are looking for committed and self-motivated people who would like to set up their own home-based childcare business in Sheffield. There is a big demand for high quality home-based childcare in Sheffield areas such as S10, S11, S7 & S17. We have a waiting list of parents in some of these locations. 

Your role is an important, rewarding one as you will be shaping the lives of young children, whilst having fun at the same time.  

How does it work?

We provide full step-by-step support and training to set up a business in 2 – 3 months. We also help you with marketing to find parents looking for childcare. Once registered with paying families, your income could be typically £25k – £35k per annum depending on your business capacity and location. You will continue to receive on-going support and training as a member of our professional community. 

All of the fully funded pre-registration training is free, as long as you are 100% committed to registering as a childminder. You will need to have some funds to invest in essentials needed to register as a childminder such as suitability checks.   

The training and registration process includes:

  • 2 – 3 months registration process including undertaking various background checks to verify suitability to work with children  
  • A pre-registration training with a business planning programme
  • A health & safety visit to your house

The role would suit people looking for a new career challenge such as: teachers/teaching assistants, social work, nursing, retail, nursery professionals, health care, as well as parents interested in a new challenge.

Please note we take our commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children seriously. We are only interested in motivated people who are suitable to work with children. 

About this company 

@Home Childcare are specialists in home-based childcare. We are an Ofsted registered community of professional childminder educators. We have a similar remit as Ofsted in terms of registering, regulating and inspecting childminders. We also provide support and training to childminders. Our registered home-based providers offer high quality childcare to parents, either in the childminder’s home or in families’ homes

Our 2020 Ofsted inspection report commended us for the support we provide to childminder educators: “Childminders are fully prepared for the responsibility of running a business and providing care and education for children in their own home. @Home Childcare has high aspirations for the childminders it registers.”

Minimum Requirements

  • You are a suitable person with no criminal convictions that would affect your ability to work with children (applies to you and your household members) 
  • In good heath to be active with children 
  • Have capacity to care for good numbers of children e.g. 2 or 3 during the day and some school-aged children before & after school
  • Interested in setting up and being registered within 2 – 4 months
  • Have good levels of English & Maths for understanding and implementing the early years curriculum and running a business

Depending on where you live, eligibility conditions apply to access the funding. 

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