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At Home Childcare Service - for parents

The Family Information Service's At Home Childcare Service offers parents Ofsted registered childcare in their own home.

At Home Childcarers have:

  • a childcare qualification at Level 2 or equivalent, or a qualification in a related field such as nursing, teaching or youth work
  • Ofsted registration which also requires them to have Paediatric First Aid, Public Liability Insurance and a DBS police check
  • training and support from FIS, including Safeguarding Children and Lone Working
  • been interviewed by FIS and had references taken

Benefits to parents, of using an At Home Childcarer:

  • Childcare to suit your lifestyle, ie. covering your working hours, shift patterns
  • Competitive and flexible fees - including the use of funding such as tax credits, employer voucher schemes or tax-free childcare
  • Childcarers with a range of experience, qualifications and skills, ie. Makaton signing, languages, car driver, etc
  • 1:1 care and support for children with additional needs

Quotes from At Home Childcarers:

"I am really enjoying the flexible nature of my employment and the time I get to spend looking after children, and the families I work for seem to appreciate this too."

"With days spent at the park and beach with the babies in my charge, I think I must have the best job in the world!"

To find out more about using an At Home Childcarer:

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an At Home Childcarer, please register your interest by completing the form; Apply to join the At Home Childcare Service.

You can also find useful information in our Home based Childcare factsheet.


Contact details

01273 293545

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore Brighton and Hove Family Information Service and Brighton and Hove City Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. For further guidance please read Choosing Services Safely

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