The Department for Education has published guidance for anyone wanting to register and operate as a childminder agency. Childminder agencies: a guide sets out the legal requirements and other issues to consider for anyone wishing to register or operate as a childminder agency.
It explains how to set up a childminder agency, how childminder agencies will be inspected, and the arrangements that agencies need to have in place to assure the quality of their registered childminders. It also sets out the roles and responsibilities of childminder agencies for welfare and safeguarding of children.
Further information about childminder agencies can be found here: Childminder agencies: a guide.