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Discover the quickest path into childminding

Find out how tiney can help you launch your own home-based education business in 2-3 months

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Why become a childminder with tiney?

Earn £40,000 or more

Once registered and with your vacancies filled, it's realistic to earn up to £40k per annum. But with assistants, you can earn even more than that.

1:1 support

You'll receive personalised support to launch a successful business with our in-house childminding experts, taking the risk out of starting up.

Flexibility and freedom

Childminding is a career where you're in control of your time and your curriculum. No bosses, no bureaucracy and no paperwork.

“[tiney] aims to revolutionise childminding by giving candidates intensive training, linking them to a support-network of other childminders and helping them to run their businesses.”

Above and beyond your average childminding course...

Become a registered childminder

As an Ofsted-registered Childminder Agency, we hand-hold you through the process of becoming a childminder. Our goal is to get you registered in as little as 6 weeks.

Support to find customers

We don't just offer early years training, but focus on teaching you how to run a successful business- from finding customers, to taxes and everything in between.

Ongoing support and community

You're joining a growing community of nearly 1000 childminders across England, supporting one another to succeed.

What our alumni are saying

See why tiney's the perfect fit


"I didn’t start this with a business mindset. They take care of the hard stuff, which is great for someone who's never been self-employed before."


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"In my previous childcare roles, I didn’t enjoy not being able to give children 1-on-1 attention. Working in a childminding setting means I can give them all the attention they need."


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"The tiney team is amazing and supported me with everything. My business is more successful than I could have imagined."


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tiney vs. Ofsted

Here's how we compare to registering directly with Ofsted.

  • Time from starting training to registration

    1-4 months

    6-12 months

  • 1:1 customer support during your set-up

  • Billing, contract and customer support once you’re working with families

  • Local Authority /Social Services checks covered

  • Support to recruit assistants

  • Beautifully designed marketing materials

  • Access to the tiney app

  • Support with tax and self-employment set-up

  • On-tap expert support, one phone call away

Already have early years experience?

Then you could be eligible to join our Accelerated Path that aims to get your registered in under a month. If you already have the EYFS knowledge, we focus on giving you the know-how to run a successful business – from finding customers, to taxes and everything in between.

Find out more about joining tiney

Launch a business, earn a professional salary & discover a rewarding career with tiney

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As part of our commitment to social impact we have pledged to play our part in meeting the 2030 Global Goals initiative around Quality Education set by World Leaders. We are also proud to be part of the Meaningful Business Network. Learn more.

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