If you are currently working for yourself as a registered childminder, or are thinking of becoming one, you will need to consider how, as a self employed business, you will meet the requirements of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for taxation and National Insurance purposes.
As a self employed individual you will be responsible for your own taxes and to help you, HMRC have a large selection of e-learning activities, workshops and tools to help you with topics such as business records, expenses and National insurance.
HMRC have an easy to use e-learning activity dedicated to helping you get off to a great start with your new business. The 'starting your own business' online presentation covers a number of topics, including:
The e-learning activity is designed specifically for childminders and early years providers. You can stop the activity at any time, and return again later if you would like to review anything.
The HMRC website has useful tools to assist with other taxation related questions or queries:
You can find HMRC on a variety of social media outlets:
If you have any queries with regards to self employment, or your tax liabilities as a childminder, you can contact the HMRC self employment helpline on 0300 200 3300 or visit the HMRC website.