The following Ofsted Registered Childminder Agencies are members of OFCMA:
- @Home Childcare*
- Childminding Matters*
- Dandelions Childminder Agency*
- Leap Ahead Achieving for Children*
- Little Footsteps Childcare*
- NCEA Childminder Agency*
- Rutland Early Years*
- Suffolk Childcare Agency Limited*
Established in 2005, @Home Childcare operates as a professional network for registered childminders whom they call early educators in recognition of their specialist role. @Home Childcare register childminder educators and provide development, support, training and quality assured inspections, whilst focusing on achieving the very best quality of early education and care for children. @Home Childcare are also a government approved training provider of accredited professional training, much of which is funded. As a social enterprise, they fund childminders to remove barriers to help them set up and develop their home-based service. The Agency are in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derby and Sheffield. New areas for 2019: Birmingham and Bristol.
Telephone: 0115 978 3399
Childminding Matters was registered as a Childminder Agency in July 2017. It is a private organisation operated by two directors, Wendy and Julia, who work directly with their registered childminders to provide training, monitoring and support. It registers childminders that care for both early years and later years children. It was inspected as effective in all areas in May 2018. Childminding Matters also offers training and support to Ofsted registered childminders and early years group settings and is also an Accredited CACHE training centre offering a range of training and development opportunities for childminders and other early years professionals. The broad area served by the agency covers most of Swindon, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, South Gloucestershire, West Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, North West Hampshire, South East Worcestershire, and North Buckinghamshire.
Telephone: 01793 677522
Dandelions was established in 2017 under the umbrella of Early Foundations Teaching School Alliance (EFTSA) based at 4times Outstanding maintained Northfleet Nursery School in Kent. The school is centre of excellence for HighScope and all their training is based on the principles of this philosophy. The school has strong links with childminders in the area with an established networking group that meets every Monday during term time. The school provides training to the existing childminders and new childminders coming on board now. The agency has experienced and skilled professionals from the teaching school that deliver high quality training globally to early years providers that include schools, pre-schools and childminders.
Dandelions Childminder Agency operates within an hour’s commute from the school in Kent, East Sussex, Essex and London.
Telephone: 01474 567869
Leap Ahead, the Achieving for Children Childminder Agency was registered with Ofsted in 2015.
The Agency believe that the provision of good quality care and play is vital for the all-round education and development of children, enabling them to gain important life skills.
Leap Ahead registers and provides services for childminders within The Royal Borough of Kingston, London Borough of Richmond and surrounding areas.
They are committed to the provision of innovative professional development for childminders including their Quality Mark scheme Leap Into Nature for childcare professionals that are passionate about learning in and about nature.
Leap Ahead are also delighted to be a part of The SEND inclusion hub project funded by the Department for Education to enable access to a fully funded, comprehensive and enhanced programme for SENCos to better support the inclusion of children with significant needs, and will contribute in the upskilling of the Early Years sector, by sharing and disseminating excellent inclusive practice.
Telephone: 020 85476570
Little Footsteps Childcare:
Registered in November 2017 as a Childminder Agency. Provides support and training for both Ofsted childminders as well as the option of registration through the Agency. Covers East & West Sussex.
Telephone: 01444 847459
NCEA Childminder Agency is part of The Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust based in the south east of Northumberland. Their childminders offer a high quality caring service to meet the childcare needs of families within the locality of the school. NCEA Childminders share the ethos of the school and work in partnership with our highly qualified Early Years team. They offer funded 2 and 3 year old places; 30 hours entitlement as well as wrap- around and full day care.
Telephone: 01670 816111 ext395
Rutland Early Years aims to offer professional support for everyone, Agency of Ofsted registered, to help take the stress out of running your childcare business. They are passionate about giving children the best possible start inn life, and as childminder themselves, they know how much dedication that takes. Part of the ethos when building Rutland Early Years was to listen to what childminders wanted to help them develop and run successful and independent business, they have shaped their business around this, offering support where needed. Area covered: within 150 miles of Rutland.
Telephone: 07908 882120
SCA is managed by a team of Early Years Professionals with over 38 years’ experience in childcare, including managing a large Childminding setting. Suffolk Childcare Agency known as ‘SCA, East Anglia’s Premier Childcare Agency’ was established in 2016. SCA’s first Ofsted inspection was in 2017, when they were graded effective in all areas, which they are very proud of. SCA have the skills, knowledge and experience of the industry and therefore are best placed to register, support and regulate quality Childminders in the Eastern region.
Telephone: 01728 746970