An updated guidance document for childminders and childcare providers was released in March 2014.  The Guide to registration on the Early Years Register:

includes information for all applicants who wish to register as a childminder or a childcare provider on domestic or non-domestic premises on the Early Years Register. It provides an overview of how to make an application; the registration process; inspection and other visits we may undertake.

The guidance is easy to read and takes you through the main steps required to become a registered childminder or childcare provider.