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Childminders are self-employed and usually work in their own home. If they care for children under the age of eight they must be registered and inspected by Ofsted. Ofsted will register a childminder to care for a specific number of children; the maximum number will be six children under the age of eight years but they can also care for children aged over eight years.

Most registered childminders offer care for children between the hours of 8am – 6pm but many are flexible with the times they work and offer early mornings, late nights, weekend and overnight care.