my neighbour used to look after children from her daughters school after school, idont think you need to be registered, I think its when it is very young children, i have thought about it its a good way to get extra cash!!
You can not work in your own home as a childminder without being registered. You can however work as someone's employee without any registration. You could even do part-time nanny share without registration. But, if you work in your own home and take kids from 3 or 4 different families, you would be viewed as a childminder.
How much do you want to earn? If it is say less than £100/week, I think taxes are pretty minimal in terms of being an employee. That might be a solution for you.
You don't need to be registered to work outside the home as a playleader/after-school club helper, but you will be police checked.
If looking for a childminder, I would always expect that person to be registered. No matter what my children's age...because I believe part of the process is appropriate vetting of any other adults resident in the childminder's home.
Reading the thread, I thought, of course I'd only use a registered childminder ... and then I realised the only person who really takes care of DS1 for money, ever, is a friend's 17-year-old, who is of course not registered. She sometimes takes him to her house, but obviously I know everyone who lives there.
If it wasn't someone I knew quite well, then, no, I probably wouldn't use a non-registered person. Why not register?
Thank you for all your answers. I am looking to do nanny work (after school pick up and care). I was just wondering because I have replied to a few posts and people seem to want registered childminders and I am not one. Tahnks anyhoo.
Hi, I'm a mum of three children and have recently become a registered childminder.You have to go through an OFSTED inspection which seems alot when you read the national standards but the people that do the inspection are quite help full and its not that bad.Then you have to attend a 12 hour course about childminding and a 12 hour fist aid course which are both free.Any other courses that you may want to attend are free as well.you are inspected every year and do the first aid every 3 years.