Formed in 1991 by and for local working childminders in Northamptonshire, we now support childminders across the country.Visit our shop
Childminding UK is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Our charity number is 1182575.
Our mission is to offer professional support to Ofsted registered childminders, promoting high quality home based childcare through education and training and championing the vital and unique role childminders play.
We will support and work in partnership with children and families in every community to ensure that they have access to high quality childcare, enabling children to reach their full potential and keeping them at the heart of all our activities.Read our constitution
I was thrilled and deeply touched when asked to be Patron of Childminding UK. In my day, accredited childminders did not exist and as a child I was reliant on kind neighbours and friends of the family. How times have changed and improved greatly, thanks to so many amazing childminders all over the country. I jumped at the chance of being able to be part of such a wonderful group of professionals ensuring children get the best start in life!
We're delighted to be one of the 47 recipients to achieve the Princess Royal Training Awards standard in 2022 for our commitment to training and development.Our online training
If you have the skills to take us forward and could offer your commitment as a Childminding UK Trustee please get in touch. Forms should be returned by email.
For more information regarding trustee recruitment please contact Tina Maltman (Executive Director) on 01536 711809 or by email.
Download current and past Annual Reports
2022 - 2023 Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2021 - 2022 Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2020 - 2021 Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2019 - 2020 Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2018 - 2019 Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2017 - 2018 Trustees Annual Report and Accounts
Pen Green is a Centre of Excellence in Northamptonshire who offer high quality education and care for children and their families. We've worked closely with them to deliver training and support to childminders.
Working with local authorities we provide introductory training and membership to local pre-registration childminders. We currently provide this for: Peterborough, Brighton and Hove and Calderdale.
Working with local authorities we provide Introductory training and membership for local pre-registration Childminders. We currently provide this for: Peterborough, Brighton and Hove, and Calderdale.
Ellie has a B.Ed (Hons) in Primary and Early Years Education, and an M.Ed in Special Educational Needs, and worked in special education schools for seven years, with children of all ages with severe to profound and multiple learning difficulties, including Autism, physical and sensory disabilities.
Ben Kingston-Hughes is a national award-winning trainer and Managing Director of Inspired Children. He has worked with children for over 30 years and has twice appeared on television working with vulnerable children. His transformative training has been mentioned by Ofsted as an example of outstanding staff development.
Nigel Denby BSc RD is a Harley Street award winning Registered Dietitian with more than 20 years of experience. He is the author of ten successful nutrition books and a broadcaster across television and radio both in the UK and Europe. Dietitian of the Year 2013, Nigel is the author of The Denby Report – the leading and authoritative review of nutritional subjects.
Specialists in Childcare Insurance, Morton Michel offer our members a discount on public liability insurance and access to their digital magazine. All Childminders can access additional benefits as Morton Michel policy holders.
We have formed the only Primary Authority Partnership for Childminders to ensure consistent and appropriate advice for Childminders around food safety and allergens. Childminding UK members can access assured advice to be confident that they are meeting all the required standards.