Directory of childminders

Age Range: birth—school age onwards
Opening times: 8am—6pm Monday to Friday but often flexible
Cost: Average is £42-£65 per day but check what is included in the daily rate or any extra you will need to factor in.
When to contact: 2-3 months before you need to use them but online they are childminders with current vacancies. If you look too early they may charge a retainer fee.
Inspection: Ofsted
Funding: Some can offer 2, 3 & 4 year old funding. Take childcare vouchers and maybe able to claim childcare element of working tax credit.

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