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We love what we do!

Quality childcare built on trust.

Coronavirus November Lockdown

We are open for business as usual during the November Covid-19 lockdown. Customers’ telephone enquiries are answered by our office-based staff, who can direct calls to any staff who are working from home.

Looking for childcare

Finding childcare near to you

Become a Childminder Educator

Start a home early education business

Become a Home Childcarer

Work as a part-time nanny

An enriching childcare community

Welcome to our home-based childcare community, where we cherish and enrich children’s lives!  

We are an Ofsted registered community of professional childcare providers. We have been giving children the best start in life with our nurturing childcare for fifteen years. We believe children develop and thrive when they are cared for in safe and stimulating home environments where their needs and security come first. 

We think more families should be able to experience the benefits of home early education settings to enable their child to reach their full potential.

"Childminders applicants are fully prepared for the responsibility of running a business and providing care and education for children in their own home. The agency has high aspirations for the childminders it registers."​

We are thrilled with our Ofsted inspection report. It is a confirmation of our high standards of care and early education, all in the best interests of children. 

Ofsted inspection report 2020

The best of both childcare worlds

We register two types of home-based childcare which means you can choose whether to use: 

  • Childminders, whom we call home early educators (educators for short), in recognition of their specialist role providing care and early education to children in a safe home setting. Educators run their own independent businesses, with some support from us.
  • Home Childcarers (nannies) who provide part-time childcare, mainly before and/or after school, in families’ own homes. We hire home childcarers so you don’t have to.

How our childcare works​

Whether you are using our educators’ or home childcarers, we made the family matching process as easy as possible, simply visit our new Find Childcare page to view childcare available near you, or you contact us and find a suitable childcare.

Free continuous training and support, once registered

Our on-going training and support is free of charge, once you are registered. This includes funded nationally recognised Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

Annual quality assurance inspections

Our registered educators are inspected on an annual basis to check the quality of care and education . They also receive regular support visits and accredited training to ensure high standards are continually maintained.

Educators are supported by specialist mentors and inspectors who provide expert advice about children’s learning and development. Parents have peace of mind knowing their child is being cared for by an educator who is supported to provide high quality childcare by an Ofsted registered community. 

Unsure about setting up a business during these Covid-19 times?

We understand the pitfalls of self-employment so we can advise you about how to set up a professional business that minimises risks. Our business support service also provides protection as we are responsible for fee collection and dealing with parents.

Our free step-by-step support and training saves you £100s in start-up fees, and we  also help you with marketing to find parents looking for childcare.

We have a rolling programme of pre-registration training which we deliver as blended learning (a mixture of online and classroom) during Covid. We even have free webinars so you can find out what it is like running a childminder early education business during the pandemic. Visit our Become a Childminder page for more information. 

Join us to become a childminder early educator

"Pre-registration training is comprehensive and prepares childminders well." - Ofsted inspection report 2020

@Home Childcare has helped over 100 educators set and develop an early education service at home. We provide full step-by-step guidance and training to set up your business in 2 – 3 months. Whether you are an experienced early years professional, or just starting out in the childcare sector, we love to support you with your dream career.

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Coronavirus November Lockdown

We are open for business as usual during the November Covid-19 lockdown. Customers’ telephone enquiries are answered by our office-based staff, who can direct calls to any staff who are working from home.

If you are a parent looking for childcare, we can help as all of our childminder educators are open now. We also have some home childcarers able to provide childcare in your own home.

Thinking of setting up an early education business to work with children as a childminder or are you interested in part-time work as a nanny? Our childminder government approved pre-registration training is now delivered as blended learning and we also provide live online training for our short courses. We can register childminders in 2 – 3 months, so your business will be up and running in time for February 2021. Get in touch now!

All of our workforce, childminders and home childcarers (nannies), have had Covid-19 infection control training to ensure the safety and well-being of children and themselves.