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Childminders are professional childcare providers who are registered with CSSIW providing care and learning opportunities for children as young as 6 weeks to the age of 12 years.

They work within their own home, providing a family environment for the children they care for. Childminders can provide flexible care for families as they

  • look after smaller numbers of children,
  • they can offer individual attention whilst helping the child to develop,learn new skills and make friends.

They can often collect and drop off children from school or other locations