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Help and contacts

Where you can get help to become a childminder.

Your local council

You can get free help and advice from your local council.

Childcare groups and forums

You can get advice and training from professional childcare groups like:

You could also get advice from other childminders on forums such as Childminding Forum.

Questions about your application

Help with registering online

If you do not feel confident using digital tools like computers, do ask a friend or family for help.

The other organisations on this page may be able to help as well.

You can also call the Ofsted application team on 0300 123 1231.