Childminders are registered and inspected by Ofsted. They care for children from birth upwards in their own home. Childminders will have completed a six month part-time training course before starting work.
They may offer flexible opening hours including weekends and evenings. Meals are often provided and they may offer a drop off/ collection service at schools and other childcare settings.
Childminders must meet the standards and learning requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage