Registered Childminders

Please be aware; this is purely a listing service. None of the child carers or their qualificationsย have been checked out or verified by Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Mumbler. Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Mumbler does not endorse or recommend any of these child carers and parents are required to make their own enquiries and check references. Please see our full terms and conditions

Contact us here if you are a nursery, preschool, childminder, nanny or babysitter and would like to be included in this listing.

Types of childcare.

Choosing someone to look after your child is never easy, but in the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole area there are a variety of different options to choose from.

Private Day Nurseries

These are OFSTED registered privately run nurseries which usually offer a variety of different sessions. Usually they are open from 7.30am to 6pm although some may do extended hours, and are open throughout the year other than public holidays.


Pre-school playgroups usually offer sessional care for children from the age of 2 to 5. They often work only in term-time, and in most cases offer funded provision for 3 and 4 year olds. They will be OFSTED registered and you can usual pay for top up sessions if you need more than the funded sessions. These are often but not always attached to a school although attendance does not guarantee a place at the primary school.

Registered Childminders

These are OFSTED regulated childcare professionals who look after children in their own home. They are usually flexible and may be able to offer school drop offs and pick ups. Hours will vary however most will do at least 8.30am-5.30pm.

Nannies & Baby Sitters

These carers are not necessarily OFSTED registered and would look after your children in your own home. Prices and experience varies greatly so do your research and get recommendations.

Adventurous Acorns

My name is Bethany Nolan-Meharg, I am a qualified Level 2 (NVQ) Early Years Childcare practitioner with 4 years experiences. I am DBS checked, I am also trained in paediatric first-aid and Ofsted Registered.
I am available for Ad Hoc Childcare, Nannying and Overnight Childcare.

Please contact me on my FB page Adventurous Acorns.

Amethyst Childcare

Sommerford, Christchurch.

Get in touch to discuss your childcare needs.

– Flexible days and hours available
– Fully trained in child development and EYFS good practice
– First Aid trained

Contact Katy Hamer on 07772266773.

Explore Nature Childminding

Hurn, Christchurch.

A childminding service for children specialising in outdoor learning and discovery, for children aged 6 months to 8 years, 3 days a week, between 8am and 6pm, during term time. Occasional additional childminding services during school holidays may be available by prior special arrangement.

Contact Helen Riggs on 01202 473287 or 07972 332031.