Early Years

Costs to consider

Minimum costs to consider to set up as a childminder

Introduction to Childminding Course (ICC) 
Cost: £100
Please email earlyyears@buckinghamshire.gov.uk to book your place on the ICC course

Paediatric first aid course
Cost: Varies on the trainer, approximate cost from £65.00 to £180.00 
Book a course with the early years training team

Food Hygiene - Level 2
Cost: Varies on the trainer, approximate cost from £12.00 to £25.00+

Ofsted Health Declaration - Download
Cost: Varies dependent on G.P surgery, approximate cost from £25.00 to £100+

Public Liability Insurance
Cost: Varies on the provider

DBS and Update service (For everyone over the age of 16)
Cost: £50 - £75 per person

Fire Blanket
Cost: Approximately £4.99 

Possible home and garden modifications
Cost: Dependant on the amount of work required

Ofsted Application
Cost: £35.00 (to care for early years children 0- term after they turn 5)
Cost: £103.00 (to only care for children over early years age)
Ofsted helpline: 03001231231 Email: enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk
Apply to become an Ofsted registered childminder

Registration with the Information Commissioner's Office (GDPR)
Cost: £35.00
Apply to the Information Commissioner's Office



Was this page helpful?

Very poor
Neither good nor poor
Very good