Choosing a Childminder

Why choose a Childminder?

There are any advantages to choosing a childminder.

Childminders can offer:

  • Individual care, sometimes even one to one, where time can be spent interacting with your child, whether that be having a cuddle and singing nursery rhymes or helping with homework

  • Flexible hours, usually earlier or later starts than day nurseries and Out of School Clubs can offer

  • Home-based care

  • Low adult:child ratios

  • Continuity of care, from just a few weeks right through to secondary school

  • To meet the individual needs of your baby/child, adapting where possible to the routines of your child

  • Social outings to toddler groups and Childminder drop-ins

  • Real life learning, in a community environment, with regular trips to the local libraries, shops, parks and other facilities

  • Care within a mixed age environment, with brothers and sisters cared for who are pre-school and school aged, in a family environment.