Providing high quality childcare can be enormously rewarding and give children a great start in life. Opening a new provision requires commitment and research.

There is a lot to consider including knowing about your community, the competition in your area and sustainability.

We have included some advice and suggestions which should be useful as a starting point, however all new provisions are different and will have individual considerations.

If you are interested in becoming a childminder in Somerset there are a number of stages you should go through. First, contact Somerset Family Information Direct (SFID) by using the button below to register an interest and to request an information pack.

Register an interest now