Little Raccoons Day Nursery is a purpose built boutique nursery that is personally managed and carefully designed. They provide high standards of care and education for children, respecting and accommodating their individual needs and requirements. Little… more

At Bushey a spacious building backs onto countryside with wonderful views offering the children the chance to learn and play in calm surroundings which have been specifically designed to create a loving and safe environment. Bushey are able to offer… more - Family and Childcare Trust is the national childcare campaigning organisation, which can provide information on a range of childcare issues for parents, including childcare options, help with childcare costs and quality in childcare and has tips on what to look for in childcare services.

Be sure to check their inspection reports as well. Childminders must meet the national standards for childminding as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the report will contain the findings - any good childminder should be prepared to show you a copy.  It is also important to check your childminder is insured - ask to see a valid certificate.

Chorleywood & Loudwater Children's Centre, Chorleywood Library, Lower Road, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5LBTel: 01923 286411

If your child likes routine and you think they'll get on better being looked after by one person who they'll see on a regular basis, a childminder is great - they can offer consistent care by looking after your child for a long time.

Registered childminders are allowed to care for a maximum of six children under eight years old, of which usually no more than three may be under the age of five. These numbers include the childminder's own children. Furthermore, a registered childminder must hold public liability insurance. Most childminders will provide childcare between the hours of 8am and 6pm, although some are willing to work outside of these hours or even at weekends.

Blue Butterfly Montessori is located in the heart of Pinner Village, a quiet garden suburb of north west London and provides care and education for babies aged three months through to children aged five years. Dedicated and experienced staff are… more

Mount Vernon Day Nursery and Preschool offers care for babies and children up to five years of age in a warm and welcoming environment. The team are long standing, some have been at Mount Vernon for over 20 years, and helped the nursery achieved a ‘Good’… more

Boys & Girls Nursery Croxley Green offers a convenient and versatile service for local parents with childcare needs. The facility has been purpose-built to suit the challenges of pre-school learning and caring for children in a healthy and secure environment. CCTV… more

Boys & Girls Nursery Rickmansworth is the latest addition to the provider's nursery portfolio, designed with an open plan interior that has age-specific learning and play areas. The playground is designed to suit children with an adventurous spirit and… more

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Teddie Tots Day Nursery provides parents and their children with a warm and welcoming nursery setting, providing children with care and support during their early years. Staff at Teddie Tots Day Nursery carefully plan around each child's individual… more

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Registered Childminders are self-employed so there is no set national rate they have to charge. Usually a childminder will provide a contract for you to sign to pay them for an agreed number of hours. The hourly rate may be lower compared with nurseries or nannies partly because a childminder may take on a small number of children, so the cost is effectively spread between the parents.

Longwood School and Nursery, situated in Bushey, Hertfordshire, provides high-quality childcare and education for children aged three months to eleven years. The business was established in 1978 and comprises a family run independent school and day nursery. The… more

Select the type of childcare service you are looking for, e.g. babysitting and enter your full postcode. is the affordable childcare option, offering all sorts of childcare help to families who want to return to work, or wish to have a well deserved night out.

It is simple to enrol your children through our online booking system. There is no charge and the process takes just a few minutes to complete.

The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey is a fun, stimulating, safe and secure environment for your child and staff pride themselves on a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There are 3 rooms within the nursery split into the following age groups:… more

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All childminders are legally required to hold a current paediatric first aid certificate when they register. This requirement ensures the first aid training they have is thorough, up-to-date and approved by the local authority.

It is important that any qualifications are kept up to date - by going through a course every few years, the carer will be more likely to remember what to do in an emergency situation.  

Daycare nurseries offer full day care for babies as young as 3 months up to school-aged children. Children are cared for in groups by age and the staff are trained to create a safe, age-appropriate, stimulating environment for your child.


Registered Childminders often provide a very sociable experience for your child, taking them to various play groups or outings so you can be sure your child is getting plenty of interaction with other children of a similar age.

Asquith Hatch End Pre-School & Day Nursery offers children indoor and outdoor environments for learning and development. The nursery has been updated with a flat-screen television with daily information for parents, next to the weekly menus. Along… more

Croxley Green Children's Centre, Dulwich Way, Croxley Green, Herts, WD3 3PX Tel: 01923 805110

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Remember: go through all the checks you can with previous employers and with any relevant inspections. Make sure your childminder's registration is up to date. You can check this on Ofsted’s website, if you have the childminder’s reference number, or check with your local Family Information Service in England or Wales or for Scotland and check your local Health & Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland.

It is really helpful to make sure that all arrangements between you and the childminders are agreed and understood. A written contract will help to do this and will serve as a point of reference for issues that could arise in the future. A childminder will probably provide a contract for you to sign - with details of working times, holiday, payment etc written in.

Hi, I've recently moved to the Maple Cross area and I'm an OFSTED registered childminder. I've been minding 7 years and have 3 children of…

I am Ofsted registered childminder live in Rickmansworth with my partner and two children.

Bright Horizons Watford Day Nursery and Preschool is a recent and purpose-built development which offers a highly-qualified team of childcare staff for the supervision of up to 92 children. The service is divided into three sections to suit the development… more

Toad Hall Nursery Watford is registered to offer sound early years learning and childcare to children from Watford and the surrounding areas. The nursery is well-equipped to aid skilled professionals in helping children take those important steps before… more

The Government will be introducing new childminder agencies in England and Wales from September this year. These have been designed to provide good matches between childminders and parents, as well as to offer rigorous childcare training.

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Boy & Girls Nursery Watford is centrally located in a purpose-built building in the heart of Watford, a short walk away from Clarendon Road. The rooms offer children great facilities and the garden is always in use for children to explore and play… more

I am a registered childminder in Rickmansworth. looking after children from baby to over 10 years old.