Minimum Standards

Updated National minimum standards for regulated child care (March 2012) available to download

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Click on the images above to view the updated National Minimum Standards (in English or Welsh) which apply to childminders and providers of day care for children under the age of eight years. These updated National Minimum Standards replace the version of the standards issued in April 2011. Further details can also be found on the Welsh Government website.

Voluntary Childcare At Home Approval Scheme

Nannies may register voluntarily with the Childcare At Home Approval Scheme (CSSIW is the Approval Body). The scheme covers approved nannies working with children aged 0-7 years in the child's own home and is designed to offer parents greater confidence employing a nanny and also the opportunity to claim back some childcare costs (if eligible) through the Childcare Element of Working Tax Credits.

For further details please visit the CSSIW website or contact CSSIW's Childcare Approval Scheme Manager on 0300 062 5405/5609.

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