In the United Kingdom, Registered Childminders are inspected and managed by the appropriate governing authorities of England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. I adhere to the regulations as they are laid down by the various relevant Parliamentary Acts.
Registered Childminders are now expected to work alongside nursery / schools, etc regarding the Early Years Foundation Stage. This enables all Early Years Provision to work together, using the legislation which has been set out by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It is expected that all Early Years Practitioners will work together ensuring the best start in your childs life.
It is important that you verify the registration of a Registered Childminder before leaving your child with them. This may be done through your local Childrens Information Service, or contacting Ofsted, as above. The Registration Certificate may also be viewed in the Registered Childminders premises.