BCMA has commissioned local websites to help families find childminders in their
area and childminders to promote themselves locally. Please add this site to your favourites
now and find your local site from the list or map below.
If your employer offers care-4 childcare vouchers, you can search for an NCMA Childminder
online at www.childcareplaces.co.uk. This secure website has been developed by NCMA
and care-4. Simply key in your care-4 number and PIN to search for local NCMA childminders
Not sure which site to choose?
The BCMA satellite websites are based on the London Borough of Bromley Education
Department Strategic Planning Areas.
If you are not sure which site to visit you may find the following website useful.
Simply type in your postcode or street name to find out which ward covers your address.
BCMA are not able to endorse or recommend individual childminders. Every effort has
been made to ensure that the Childminders whose details feature on these sites are
all currently Registered with Ofsted, however we would strongly recommend that you
make your own checks by contacting the Children's Information Service and asking
the Childminder to see their original Ofsted Registration Certificate.
Meet the Minder
Do you not have time to visit lots of different childminders? Maybe thinking of using
a Childminder but want to learn a little more about their role?
Then a Meet the Minder session is for you. Below is how a typical session might be
organised, but they vary from area to area.
Childminders from around the borough attend the informal morning. They are seated
at tables covering the different postcodes. Parents arriving are directed to the
table covering the area they live, work or even travel through to get to work. They
can sit and chat with the childminders over a tea or a coffee and learn about Childminding
in the area. Many of the childminders bring along their portfolio for parents to
look through. These usually contain their registration documents, certificates from
training courses and relevant qualifications, policies, procedures and sample paperwork.
Some bring along photograph albums showing the activities that they do and their
home. Most have leaflets or business cards for parents to take away. It is an excellent
way for parents to meet lots of different childminders in one morning in one location.
The Bromley Early Years, Childminding Team have organised theses events in the past
and provided all parents attending with a folder containing contact information and
sample documentation such as contracts. The co-ordinators were on hand to answer
any questions that parents may have had.
There was also a small play area set up for children to play in whilst their parents
chat to the childminders.
We, the BCMA, also attended with our display boards and information, offering support
to both the Childminders and parents.