We love what we do!
Quality childcare built on trust.
Best Nationwide Childminder Business Support: Winner!
For the second consecutive year, we have won a Midlands Enterprise Award. This year it is for Best Nationwide Childminder Business Support. We are delighted to receive this prestigious award. It recognises the validity of the support we give to childminder early educators, empowering them to grow successful businesses that has the best interests of children at its core. Every day we feel blessed doing our work. We love what we do!
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
Looking for childcare where your child will flourish?
Welcome to @Home Childcare, where we provide high quality childcare in trusted, home-based environments.
We are an award winning, Ofsted registered community of professional childcare providers. For sixteen years, we have afforded children the best start in life with our nurturing childcare. 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.
Watch some videos of our home-based childcare settings
To get a feel of the range of home-from-home settings registered with our Ofsted community, watch some of the videos on our Celebrating Home Early Educators page.
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.
Get funded training to start your childminder early educator business!
"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.
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 funded pre-registration 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.
Hot off the press
Choosing the right childcare is something many parents struggle with. With so many options available and so many things to consider, making the right choice is
With the end of the coronavirus pandemic firmly in sight and the demand for childcare services growing across the country, now could be the perfect
Childminders – or childminder early educators, as we like to call them – provide paid childcare to children under eight years old. They usually work
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