Free Range Childcare was born in 2013 with the aim of raising the profile of childminders and awareness of the flexibility and quality of the childcare we can offer.
It has been taken over by a husband and wife team in 2016. One of which has been an NNEB qualified, OFSTED registered childminder since 1995. During this time we have realised that childminders are often an unknown or misunderstood childcare option amongst parents and the public as a whole.
This parent-focused website was created to address this gap. It has two main aims.
The first is to raise awareness of childminding. To help bring the general level of understanding of childminding level with that of other better-known childcare options such as nurseries and nannies. To give parents an understanding of how childminders fit into the spectrum of childcare, as the flexible, nurturing and affordable “free-range childcare option that it is!
The second is to help parents to find that perfect childminder. The directory on Free Range Childcare lists childminders only. It is designed to be very simple to use, providing results in an easy-to-view map format as well as a standard list. It is also free for parents to view.
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- Childminders are professional childcare providers, treat them that way
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- Childminding the free-range option for childcare