Childminder Network

Childminding can often feel isolating, and our network offers opportunities to come together, reflect, share, learn and inspire great practice.

View our Local Offer below.

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Regional Offer

Our Regional Offer, which can be accessed by all childminders in our 8 Local Authorities, will include training and input from inspirational speakers or information sharing around relevant themes. It’s a fabulous opportunity to connect together and consider big-picture thinking.

Local Offer

Our Local offer is bespoke to each Local Authority and responds to the needs of childminders in each area. Sessions will provide great opportunities to make links and connections with other childminders who ‘get’ the joys and challenges of working in this valuable but often overlooked role. There will be opportunities for professional and informal conversations in a friendly, supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Local offer may include:

  • Establishing new face-to-face groups
  • Supporting existing groups with planning, resources, and identifying a learning focus
  • Inviting guest speakers or arranging support for groups
  • Training sessions

We invite further suggestions for how we can meet the needs of each locality.

What’s Coming Up Locally


Working with Babies for Childminders
6th February 2024, 7:00pm – 8:30pm (Online)


Makaton for Childminders
12th March 2024, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Online)

North Somerset

Getting it Right for Babies for Childminders
30th April and 7th May, 6:30pm – 8:00pm


SALT Support for Childminders
Date TBC

If you have any questions about the above Local Network events or are interested in supporting the building of a Childminder network in your local area please get in touch with:

SPH Childminder Network Lead: Caroline Vans:

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