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Find out more about how Childminding UK was formed, it's Staff, Trustees, Volunteers and Charity Reports


About Childminding UK

Childminding UK was first formed (as Northamptonshire Childminding Association) in 1991 by a group of working childminders. We are still managed by a team of practising childminders who, as trustees, form the voluntary management committee. Childminding UK is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and our charity number is 1182575. We have over 20 years experience of supporting childminders locally and we are now putting all that knowledge into expanding as a national organisation, dedicated to supporting childminders across the country. We have an excellent understanding of the challenges they face and how the role has changed over the years.

The Staff and Trustees work hard for the organisation because we are passionate about the benefits of childminding for individual children and their families. Our training and resources are all designed to help childminders provide a high quality service to the children in their care and our membership package includes advice and support on a personal level.

Contact Us

Email- [email protected]

General Enquiry line 01536 210685 open 9am - 3pm Mondays to Fridays

Meet the Team

Elaine (Executive Director) 01536 711809

Tina (Operations Manager) 01536 502870

Cat (Childminding Consultant) 01536 660061

Cheryl (Childminding Consultant) 01536 351377

Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer professional support to all Ofsted registered childminders, promoting high quality home based childcare through education and training. 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.


Annual statements

2016-2017 Trustees Annual Report and Accounts

2017-2018 Trustees Annual Report and accounts

2018-2019 Trustees Annual Report and Accounts

2019-2020 Trustees Annual Report and Accounts

Staff Recruitment

Childminding UK Administrator

Part Time Post – 18 hours over a minimum of 3 days per week

Salary £18,393 pa pro rata plus £660 pa Home Office Allowance

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated person to join our small friendly team, providing administrative support as we continue to expand.

You will have a good standard of education to at least Level 3 and hold a relevant qualification. Core hours can be worked flexibly, allowing for occasional evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu is given. You must be able to travel in Northamptonshire, have a clean driving licence (or a driver), have permanent use of a car and have home office space available. Mileage allowance and a small home office allowance will be paid. The post is subject to DBS clearance.

If you would like an informal discussion please contact Tina Maltman, Operations Manager, on [email protected] or 01536 502870.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application form

Closing date is 4th July and interviews are likely to be held on Saturday 17th July.

Trustee Recruitment

Have you got the skills needed to take us forward as we continue to expand? Could you offer the commitment needed to be a Childminding UK Trustee? Find out more about what’s requiredand download an application form. To nominate someone download the trustee nomination form. Forms should be returned by email. If you would like an informal chat please ring Elaine Pitteway on 01536 711809

Childminding UK Patron

We are priviledged to have children's author Neil Griffiths as our Patron!

Here's what he has to say about Childminding and Childminding UK:

I was thrilled and deeply touched when originally asked to be Patron of the Northamptonshire Childminding Association and I’m pleased to give my continued support as they move forward as 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. Some are lucky enough to be offered a Membership Association, a crucial line of support and encouragement. Childminding UK is one and I therefore have 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!

Discounts on Childminding UK training for Professional Nannies

We’re proud to be working with BAPN supporting professional standards for nannies and we offer them discounts on our training