How much does it cost?

Have a conversation with your local authority Early Years Team to see if they have funding available to help you set up as a childminder.
The Childcare Business Grant is also available for new childminding businesses planning to offer the 30 hours’ free entitlement for 3- and 4-year-olds with grants of up to £500 for childminders, and £1000 if you’re planning to offer childcare for disabled children.

CourseCost
Introduction to Childminding Practice
This fee covers Compulsory Basic Homebased Childcare training certificate required at Ofsted registration Visit. 3 days face to face training plus half day setting visit.
£289.00
Safeguarding, Duty of Care, Child Protection Awareness
This one day course provides an introduction to ‘Safeguarding’ and explains the procedures to be followed ‘if you are worried a child in your care is at risk or is being abused’.
£80.00
Paediatric first aid training course
This one day course provides an introduction to ‘Safeguarding’ and explains the procedures to be followed ‘if you are worried a child in your care is at risk or is being abused’.
£85.00
Disclosure and Barring Service checkFrom £44.00 (enhanced) plus optional annual renewal fee (currently £13)
Health declaration checkFrom £35.00, depending on your doctor’s fees
Registration on Ofsted Early Years Register£35.00*
Registration on Ofsted Childcare Register£103.00*
Register with Information Commissioner’s Office£40
Optional costs 
Professional membershipFrom £59.50
Childminder public liability insuranceFrom £28.90

*If you join both registers, you’ll pay the lower fee. Different fees will apply if you join a childminder agency.