If you are a childminder that provides food as part of your normal childminding service you are responsible under food law for ensuring that food is prepared, stored and handled in compliance with the food hygiene regulations.
If you are planning to start up a childminder business that provides food as part of your childminding service, you no longer need to register separately as a food business with your local authority. This will happen automatically when you register with Ofsted. This change in the regulations applies for registrations made on or after 1 January 2014.
Information and resources for childminders can be found on the Food Standards Agency's website.