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Childcare vouchers

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Woofsaidtheladybird Thu 27-Jun-13 19:38:30

Just after a bit of advice from any childminders out there.
I'm looking for childcare for Ds from September, when he'll be 21 months. Dd will be starting reception, and I'll be starting a new job. I'm toying between a nursery or a childminder. So far childminder is winning, and I saw a lovely lady today. Now dd's previous nursery and current preschool take childcare vouchers (dh's work) - my new work will do the scheme too. Do childminders generally accept these? I raised it today and she wasn't sure. And how about the free 15 hours once the child turns 3?
Thanks in advance smile

happydazed Thu 27-Jun-13 21:20:48

childminders can take childcare vouchers, you just need their ofsted registration number, and they will need to register with the voucher provider, they all work slightly differently usually just a simple online form.

as for the free hours only an accredited childminder can provide them, I think it depends on the area what they need to do my council requires an nvq, a good ofsted rating and a short course and inspection to become accredited.

Woofsaidtheladybird Fri 28-Jun-13 12:58:16

Thanks happy thats really helpful. Potential childminder has quals up to her armpits and an outstanding ofsted. I'll have a chat with her. Thanks for your help smile

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