Childminders are self employed and work from their own homes providing childcare. Childminders attend a range of different activities such as outdoor environments, childminding groups and children’s centres. If you are looking for a childminder, you may notice the Torbay Childminding logo next to some of our records. This indicates that these childminders are choosing to access enhanced support services through Torbay Council's Early Years team.
- Ofsted registration: Must be registered, to check their latest inspection report contact the Family Information Service
- Age range: All ages, depending on their registration
- Opening hours: Most work from 8:00am until 6:00pm but they are usually flexible, offering hours outside of these times. Some childminders provide evening or weekend care. Childminders can also pick up and drop off at other childcare provision and schools
- Cost: Costs vary between each provider, most charge an hourly rate and this is usually around £3.50
If a childminders has been judged Good or Outstanding by Ofsted then they can provide 15 hours funded early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
If you wish to find childminders in Torbay you can contact the Family Information Service on 0800 328 5974 or Search - Childminders .
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- Family Information Service Enquiries
- Tel: 0800 328 5974
- Fax: 01803 207871