London Borough of Croydon

How much do childminders charge?

All childminders are self employed and are responsible for their own expenses, equipment, tax and national insurance. As they set their own rates, charges will vary and will be a private arrangement between you and the childminder.

A childminder's rates will take into account the services they offer.


You must always have a contract with the childminder stating:

  • hours
  • fees
  • overtime rates
  • fees for non-attendance
  • meals provided
  • notice to be given
  • other agreed particulars.

This should be signed and dated by both parties and each should retain a copy.

How many children may childminders look after?

The number of children that can be cared for will vary from childminder to childminder depending on their registration status.

What do you do if you are unhappy with the childminder?

Try to discuss any difficulties as soon as they arise so that a solution can be found. If you are unable to resolve your difficulties and they relate to the quality of care, contact Ofsted.


Family Space Croydon

Address Line:

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk