This section looks at some key issues that prospective childminders will face, over and above looking after the children.

This attached document, Eight things you need to know when starting a Childminding Business is intended to give prospective childminders information on some of the realities of what running a self-employed small business will entail. The dedicated section of the website on Information for Childminders will also help, as will the section Starting A Childminding Business