Childminders are childcare professionals who can offer:
- School drop-off and/or pick-up
- Part-time or full-time places
- School holiday care
- Flexible hours to suit you (some offer weekend care)
Children are cared for in the childminder’s home (often with other children, including their own).
Childminders must be registered and follow standards enforced by Ofsted. They must be working towards Early Years Foundation stage.