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Childminders offer a home-from-home childcare setting, looking after small groups of children of different ages and from different families.  In England, registered childminders are inspected by Ofsted, who ensure that childminders provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children that they care for.  Childminders work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

Some childminders are approved to offer funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds so that a child’s early years’ education can be provided with a childminder.  Please check with individual childminders to find out if they are able to offer this.

Our Childminders

Our local childminders are able to post their details on our website if they wish.

IMPORTANT: The Childminders named below are not being recommended in any way. It is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian to confirm that the Childminder is currently registered with the authorities. To confirm registration details and obtain further advice please contact Hertfordshire County Council.  A link to HCC’s Childcare and advice for parents page can be found below.

Childcare on HCC website

Please click on a link to see details of childminders who have given us information:

For childminders who live or care for children that live in the Stevenage North Children’s Centre Area

Stevenage North Childminder Network Group meets fortnightly on Wednesday’s term-time at the children’s centre from 9.30am-11.00am.

We meet at Bridge Road Children’s Centre, Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School, Bridge Road West, Stevenage SG1 2NU

The group is self run by the childminders with support from the Children’s Centre.  There is a charge of £1 per childminder per session.  For more details please contact the children’s centre.

Come along to meet other childminders from your local area, share ideas or join in fun activities for children. Support available for observations, planning, learning journeys, portfolios.

Please note there is no parking available on the school site.

For more information contact Bridge Road children’s centre on 01438 202 692

Hertfordshire County Council holds the current list of childminders. Please use the link below.

Childcare on HCC website