Setting Up Provision

Becoming a childminder

Your everyday skills could shape someone’s future…

Imagine a job that makes a real difference to children – one that builds their confidence and helps them to develop into well adjusted, sociable young people. Then imagine the flexibility to do this job in your own home, fitting with your other commitments. You can be your own boss, have professional status, develop business skills and earn financial benefits.

Our online childminding section has lots of helpful information and advice if you are considering becoming a childminder.

Starting a new nursery, playgroup, out of school club or holiday scheme

The Childcare Strategy Service helps create new childcare places and ensures that new provision is in the right place. Please contact the

Local Area Teams Information Service (formerly York FIS) for information on any current gaps across the city.

For further advice and support regarding setting up a new nursery or playgroup, please contact the Early Years Quality Improvement team.


If you are interested in working with children we have a recruitment service which can guide you and also has details of current job vacancies. For more information look at the recruitment section.


York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400

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