Becoming a childminder – what you need to know giveaway

Have you thought of becoming a childminder?

When you work and you have a child you are faced with some tricky decisions. Do you return to your previous job after you have had the baby? Do you remain working the same hours or reduce them? Do you have a partner who can reduce their hours? How will your finances be changed?

If you are a Mum (or a Dad) of young children you may be looking for a way to earn some money and stay at home with your children. There are options such as freelance writing or remote administration work; you may even try blogging! This is not for everyone. Have you thought of childminding?

Becoming a childminder book cover


Becoming a childminder – find out more


Whilst the majority of childminders are Mums with young kids, this is not an exclusively young or female occupation. There are male childminders and women who have grown-up children who like the thought of little voices filling their home once more.

A while ago I was asked to write a guide for people who were considering becoming a childminder. It is an informative and easy-to-use book which is full of advice and tips. You can use the book to help you decide if childminding is a good option for you. It will help you prepare for the application process and gives advice about how to register. ย You will also be able to read about the ways in which becoming a childminder can help your future career.

You can buy the book using the link below but the great news is that I have two copies to give away. You can enter via the rafflecopter below. You gain more entries by fulfilling more options. Please do read the terms and conditions, which can be found below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Terms and conditions

  • The competition is open to UK residents only
  • The competition is open to over 18s only.
  • It is run via Rafflecopter and the winner will be randomly selected using the Rafflecopter function.
  • The competition will run from February 15th until 11.59 pm on March 2nd 2017
  • Two randomly selected winners will be notified within 48 hours via the email that they provided.
  • If any winner does not respond within 28 days, a new winner will be chosen by the same method
  • The winner or winnersโ€™ names will be displayed on the Rafflecopter for the competition that they have won
  • If a selected winner is found to have falsified their entry methods, then their entries will become invalid and therefore also will their winner status
  • No responsibility will be help by myself for entries that are not received due to circumstances beyond my control such as technical issues
  • Entry in to the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions




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  28 comments for “Becoming a childminder – what you need to know giveaway

  1. February 15, 2017 at 10:53 am

    A woman of many talents! I used to have a childminder for my three when they were little. I have total admiration for people who do this – a wonderful role.
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  2. February 15, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I could use about three childminders and maybe one mommyminder right about now

  3. Alix Smith
    February 16, 2017 at 7:36 am

    It’s something i’ve considered in the past & am still open to. I’m a stay at home mum to my 3 year old and 1 year old and could certainly do with some kind of income.

  4. February 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Thankyou for this, I have thought of doing this! #ablogginggoodtime

  5. February 16, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Before my foster mum took me into care age 10 she used to child mind me when I was 4- 6 years old and when my father met my abusive stepmum. She told me that day that she took me into care how I told her I wanted her to be my mummy and then she did become my parent of sorts! Childminders are great!
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  6. Kat
    February 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I used to work with kids and I must confess that it’s a huge responsibility! Children can surprise us every day:) I’m sure that your guide will be helpful for someone who considers childminding!:)

  7. February 16, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Looks like a great guide – I’ve been talking to my wife about this, she plays with the idea herself from time to time.

  8. February 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    A brilliant post and guide. Congrats on the book
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  9. February 17, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Great book! I love children and I considered to do it as a part time second job but I think it’s too demanding for me x
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  10. February 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I have never thought of this before. Having 4 children though, I think I would be good at it ๐Ÿ™‚
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  11. February 17, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Looks like a brilliant guide! I’ll pass it on to a friend who is toying with the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. February 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for this, I’m sure it will be very useful to lots of people. It’s such a rewarding job.

  13. February 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    My friend wants to become a childminder, so I shall forward your post to her! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  14. February 19, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I have thought about this. I’m a tutor for adults and have thought I’ve got adaptable skills. All my kids are still young and two of them have a variety of additional needs which I think could mean I would be able to help families who find childcare difficult due to their children’s specific needs. Thanks for highlighting this. And thanks for linking it to #kcacols, hope to see you again!

  15. February 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

    This book would be so handy. I thought of child minding some years ago.

  16. February 19, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    A friend of mine just became a childminder! this is a great book for people like her who want to shape their careers around their children xx #fortheloveofblog
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  17. February 20, 2017 at 7:05 am

    I became a childminder 5 years ago and it is much harder work than any other job I have had. I certainly won’t make a million but it is very rewarding
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  18. February 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

    what a great giveaway and a very useful book for anyone thinking about becoming a child minder!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

  19. February 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I never thought of childminding but I can see how it can be a great job for women (or men) with children, and they are looking for something that fits around their lifestyle. I hope that your book has helped many others. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  20. Angela Treadway
    February 25, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    i dont know if i could trust someone else with my children x

  21. February 26, 2017 at 8:08 am

    When my kids were younger I took in other kids to help with the costs of being a stay at home parent. It was awesome and my
    Kids look back fondly on that time period. Having a resource book like this would have been so helpful!!! Good luck to all who enter!!! #KCACOLS

  22. Claire Woods
    February 26, 2017 at 10:38 am

    It could be a good job to do.

  23. Jodie W
    February 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I have been lucky to be a stay at home mum until my son was almost 3, working part time now and just been asked to up my hours so will now be looking for a childminder. If i had gone back to work earlier I would have preferred a childminder over a day nursery. I have also thought long and hard about becoming a childminder myself, and it could still be an option once we have moved house.

  24. janine atkin
    February 27, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    i have never used a childminder

  25. Adrian Bold
    February 28, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve never used a childminder.

  26. Mrs Morgan Plus 3
    March 3, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Im not sure i could look after anyone elses children lol! #KCACOLS xx

  27. March 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    This is an interesting read! Very helpful for people who would like to get into childminder! I really don’t think I could do this. I can hardly look after my 2 girls! LOL It is so much work, right? I really admire the people that do this. I have not used a childminder before. Just a babysitter but I know people who use them and they are very happy! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is lovely to have you as always, ๐Ÿ™‚ x
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  28. March 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    My mum was a childminder the whole time I was growing up and she chose that so she could be there for me during school holidays. I know as time went on it got harder as she had to be OFSTED registered and there was much more paperwork and stuff involved. #kcacols
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