Some parents are able to call on grandparents and other relatives or friends to look after their children. This often works very well, but you should think about this kind of childcare as carefully as you would about a registered facility.
|Qualifications:||If anyone other than a close family member looks after your child regularly in their own home in return for money or reward, they must register as a childminder with the CSSIW. Apart from this no professional qualifications are needed; it is your judgement on ability.|
|Fees:||As above no fees are payable; except maybe contributions to food and activities. If regular fees are paid then registration as a childminder must take place.|
|Other Information:||Consider the same basic questions for choosing any type of childcare. Discuss routine; environment; activities; diet etc.|