How many children does a childminder care for?
- Childminders can be registered for up to 6 children under the age of 8 years old. This will include the childminder's own children.
- Of these 6, only three can be under the age of 5 years and only one of these can be under 1 year.
- If a childminder is caring for older children over the age of 8 years old, Ofsted will take account of this, but these numbers will not be included on their certificate.
- The childminder will, however, need to work within the limits of her/his Public Liability insurance.