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How do I find a decent childminder?

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likessleep Fri 12-Sep-08 11:16:58

Other than the childcare link, any advice/help/ suggestions?
I would like to be able to find out ofsted number, but is the only way to ring each childminder up and ask?
Thanks in anticipation!

freshprincess Fri 12-Sep-08 17:03:31

Your local council will have a list of registered childminders in the ares. Not sure about Ofsted numbers.

Also ask around for recommendations, its easier than starting with a 'cold' list.

Pipsical Fri 12-Sep-08 17:04:00

Did you look at the CIS - Childrens information service?

Where abouts are you..I am a childminder with vacancies but am in Scarborough.

Thanks Pippa

Pipsical Fri 12-Sep-08 17:05:50

Oh...as far as i'm aware you can only get the Ofsted number of the Childminder..If you look at the Ofsted Website you can read inspection reports of any childminder in your area.

likessleep Fri 12-Sep-08 17:06:51

LOL - Scarborough may be a little far as am in Winchester, but thank you grin
Thanks, I will look into these.
Cheers

Pipsical Fri 12-Sep-08 17:08:07

Just a tad far! Good Luck

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