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Childcare training and recruitment

Interested in becoming a registered childminder in Blackpool?

To help you decide if being a childminder is definitely for you, and to find out what you will need to do in order to become a registered childminder, please read this Ofsted pre registration briefing for childminders.

After you have read the briefing

When you have read the briefing, if you have any questions about it, or you decide you definitely want to take the next steps to becoming a childminder in Blackpool, please complete the form below, and someone will get in touch with you to talk to you about how you can access the required training courses and what you will need to do next. Course fees vary depending on which training provider you choose

Childminder start-up grants

The government's childminder start-up grants scheme is available if you complete your childminder registration between 15 March 2023 and 31 March 2025. 

Childminders must apply for the grant within 2 months of registering or the scheme launching.

Recipients cannot receive more than one grant from the scheme.

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Living in other parts of Lancashire

If you pay council tax to a neighbouring authority (eg Wyre or Fylde) please call Lancashire Family Information Service on 0300 123 6712.