Look for facilities that are child friendly.
Ensure that the premises that the child care facility is located on is suitable for children.
Find out what safety measures are in place, and how strictly they are adhered to.
Ask for references, and phone a few people on the list.
Find out whether there is an assistant on the premises.
Check how easily you can get hold of the child minder by telephone, or how easily they can contact you.
Enquire as to what is included in the fees.
Look for a child minder who offers flexible contracts, that you can customise according to your, and your child’s needs.
Find out whether you are charged for time that your child is not in attendance.
Enquire about how leave and holidays are dealt with.
Aside from the facts and figures listed above, it’s important that you consider your feelings about the child minder. Do they inspire confidence in their abilities and experience? If they do, and all other information is satisfactory, then you should have found a good child minder.