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Becoming a Childminder

Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career. You can gain professional qualifications, get support in setting up your own business, work from your own home and become your own boss.

To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in Childcare & Education and have worked with children under the age of 5 years in the past 2 years. If you do not have this qualification you will need to complete the Local Authority 'Setting up a Home-Based Childcare Business Course' (see below), or an Ofsted approved online course such as Pacey (see External links).

'Setting up a Home-Based Childcare BusinessCourse

This course (which is one unit of a Level 3 Children & Young People’s Workforce Diploma) is delivered by the Bi-borough Early Years Advisory Team, and is accepted by Ofsted as an approved course as part of Ofsted registration.
Ofsted is the government organisation that ensures all early years provision meets the necessary minimum requirements as identified by The Children Act 1989 and The Early Years Foundation Stage (2017) document.

Interested parties will initially attend a 'Childminder Information session' and the subsequent 'EYFS/assessment session' both of which are free. Successful applicants will then be invited to the 'Setting up a Home-Based Childcare Business Course'. Currently the cost of the course is £150 which includes the 12 hour Paediatric First Aid training. The course consists of 8 weekly sessions of 2 ½ hours sessions. 

The course will commence 28th September 2020 

Time: 10.00 - 12.30 (likely to be delivered virtually). Attendees must have attended the Information session and the EYFS/Assessment session prior to course, or to have contacted Glynis Mates (details shown below).

Anyone interested in attending the above session or course, or for more information please contact Glynis: 

Email: gmates@westminster.gov.uk  Tel: 07971 626075
 
Clients looking at other career choices within childcare can contact Glynis for information, advice and guidance. 


Last Updated 28/07/2020

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