Hi - I would like to use a child minder for my baby when I return to work. Could anyone advise me on the best way to go about finding someone good and reliable? What to look for and where to look? Thanks!
Contact your local family information service and get a list of childminders. They may also be able to give you a list of top questions to ask. Visit a few places, look at Ofsted reports (but just bear in mind that these are not entirely representative of a childminder)
What's important to you in childcare? Someone who spends a lot of time outside? Someone with similar aged children? Someone who goes to different groups everyday?