The Simple Way to Become a Successful Childminder

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Why become a childminder with tiney?

Earn £40,000 - and beyond

How much does a childminder make?

Once registered and with your vacancies filled, it's realistic to earn up to £40k per annum. But with assistants, you can earn even more than that.

1:1 support

What support does the childminding course offer?

You'll receive personalised support to launch a successful business with our in-house childminding experts, taking the risk out of starting up.

Flexibility and freedom

Try the childminding course before paying.

Childminding is a career where you're in control of your time and your curriculum. No bosses, no bureaucracy and no paperwork.

“[tiney] aims to revolutionise childminding by giving candidates intensive training, linking them to a support-network of other childminders and helping them to run their businesses.”

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“[tiney] supports them with regulations, gives training, handles the business-admin, deals with the parents and runs the Ofsted inspections.”

“Music to the ears of any parent, desperate to find an appealing, affordable solution to their childcare woes.”

Above and beyond your average
childminding course...

What our alumni are saying

See why tiney's the perfect fit

tiney childminder Alicia Smith reading a book to children
"I didn’t start this with a business mindset. They take care of the hard stuff, which is great for someone who's never been self-employed before."

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tiney childminder Nikki Walsh playing with a child in her care.
“In my previous childcare roles, I didn’t enjoy not being able to give children 1-on-1 attention. Working in a childminding setting means I can give them all the attention they need.”

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tiney childminder Blerina Cenuka doing finger painting with a child in her care.
"The tiney team is amazing and supported me with everything. My business is more successful than I could have imagined.”

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tiney vs. Ofsted

Here's how we compare to registering directly with Ofsted.

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"My favourite thing about joining tiney is being able to be with my daughter every day. Doing it on your own is much more complicated, as I’ve never set up my own business before. They showed me step-by-step what I needed to do."

Paula Duque

Your course curriculum

Here's an overview of what you'll learn when you train with tiney...

    Unit 1

    Learning & development in the EYFS

    5 activities

    Unit 2

    Learning through play

    6 activities

    Unit 3

    Enabling environments

    4 activities

    Unit 4

    Observation, assessment & planning

    7 activities

    Unit 5

    Building relationships with families and settling in children

    4 activities

    Unit 6

    Helping children manage their feelings and behaviour

    4 activities

    Unit 7

    Introduction to Safeguarding

    10 activities

    Unit 8

    Billing, rates & tax

    4 activities

    Unit 9

    Contracts, insurance & assistants

    3 activities

    Unit 10

    How to prepare for registration visit

    2 activities

    Meet some tiney home owners

    Explore our tiney homes and get to know your local tiney community.

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    Read stories from our home leaders and how life with tiney works for them...

    Do you have existing childcare experience?

    Already have early years experience?

    Then you could be eligible to join our Accelerated Path. If you already have the EYFS knowledge, we focus on giving you the know-how to run a successful business – from finding customers, to taxes and everything in between.

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