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Becoming a Childminder in Gateshead


Thinking about a career as a Childminder?

Registered Childminders are over 18 years of age and are self-employed. They work within their own home and provide care, play and learning opportunities to children for more than 2 hours a day. All Childminders work within the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

There is lots of useful information regarding your new career as a childminder available on

At Gateshead Council we are pleased to be able to offer Childminder Briefing Sessions twice per year to prospective childminders living in Gateshead. The briefings are free to attend and aim to provide attendees with the opportunity to gain useful knowledge into the role and responsibilities of becoming a childminder. The next Childminder Briefing Session will be held on:

Tuesday 10th January 2017, 18:30 - 20:30 at Tyne View Centre.

For more information or to book a place, please contact Gateshead Family Information Service with your full name, address, contact telephone number and email address. or call 0191 433 5118

Please note: it is essential that you are able to provide us with a valid email address. Childminder Briefing Session confirmations and other important documentation can only be sent electronically.

The Childminder Briefing Session is followed by a supportive and informative Childminder Training Programme for new childminders (eligibility, booking criteria and costs apply). More information regarding the Childminder Training Programme will be given at the Childminder Briefing Session.

Contact Us

Gateshead FIS
1st Floor Civic Centre
Regent Street
0191 4335118