Once you've applied to be registered as a childminder, Ofsted will visit your setting to assess and approve your application for registration (it can take up to 12 weeks to become registered with Ofsted). This will help to assess your suitability as a childminder.
At this visit, the inspector will expect you to be ready to begin childminding, so you should ensure that you have everything ready.
You must ensure you understand your role and responsibilities and have due regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in order to comply with learning and development and safeguarding and welfare requirements.
This support document will help you to prepare for the registration visit:
The Government are supporting childminders by helping with the costs incurred when registering Apply for the Childminder Start Up Grant of £600