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What is a Childminder?

The Explanatory Guide of the Child Care (Pre-School Services) (No 2) Regulations 2006 provides the following definitions:
"Childminding service" means a pre-school service which may include an overnight service offered by a person who single-handedly takes care of pre-school children, including the childminder's own children, in the childminder's home for a total of more than 2 hours per day, except where exemptions provided in Section 58 of the Child Care Act 1991 apply. (Contact our office for information on 'Exemptions')

"Childminder" is a person who provides a childminding service as defined in the Regulations.

This service refers to pre-school children looked after in the childminder's home. This service is offered for the full working day or for different periods during the day.

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