Total cost to register as what? By total cost, do you only mean the fees payable to the regulator (where are you located, England, Scotland, Wales, elsewhere?) or other costs as well such as Public Liability Insurance, Training Courses etc.
I'll start by listing the one's I can think of... a CM will probably be able to add to the list (I'm a nanny, not a CM).
Health Check £varies - contact your GP - budget for £100 and hope that it's less. One off fee. Ofsted Registration £30 (Annual fee) ISA Registration (from October 2009) £64 One off fee. Public Liability Insurance - Morton Michel from £40, NCMA £23 (plus £63 membership fee) Note: Your local authority may have a deal with NCMA to provide first year membership. Early Years First Aid Course - £varies, can be £100 if not funded by local authority. Fire Blanket - around £20.
Your local authority Early Years team will be able to tell you about what things they provide as part of your Childminder induction training.
Also consider other costs such as Household insurance policy (your insurer may or may not charge an additional amount to cover you for accidental damage whilst as a childminder). Car insurance - You need at least Business Class 1 which some insurers may charge extra for, others won't. Specialist insurance is also available from providers such as Morton Michel.
some of local councils fund everything in you first year so you get paediatric first aid, abuse and neglect training, ofsted reg, ncma membership, insurance, introduction to childcare practice diploma and your doctors note. fingers crossed this is true for you.
hi i am a childminder, i had to pay £30 when sending my application form away, care commission covered the expense of my disclosure but i had to pay £10-£20 for a docs letter to say i was fit and healthy. i then paid about £80 - £90 for my liability insure and my membership with the scma but this included there welcome pack with registered, cash book, registeration forms information books, fire blanket and lots more. i am insured with directline for my car insurane and they dont charge anymore as for household we didnt have it before i started minding now we have it and we are £35 a month through one that it recommended by the scma for childminders. hope this helps