A childminder looks after young children in your own home, and you must be registered with Ofsted.
You can find out about the steps needed in order to register by visiting the Childminding pages on the B&NES council website.
If you are interested in becoming a childminder and would like to chat to a member of the Childminding team in B&NES, you can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A home childcarer or nanny looks after children in the child's home. You don't need to register with Ofsted, but you might want to if you plan on taking childcare vouchers.
You can find out more about becoming a home childcarer by visiting gov.uk's page on 'registering as a nanny'
Register as an early years setting
Early years settings can care for a number of children aged from a few weeks right up until they begin school.
If you would like to find out more about registering as an early years setting you can find further information on the B&NES pages 'how to set up as an early years or childcare business'
If you are interested in setting up an early years setting and would like to chat to a member of the Early Years team in B&NES, you can contact them by emailing email@example.com.