Thinking of becoming a childminder?
Childminding is a rewarding and flexible career choice where you can work from home at times to suit you and your family.
If you would like a professional career helping children to learn and develop find out how we can help you to get started.
As a registered childminder you will:
- Offer children a safe learning environment.
- Help children learn and develop.
- Work in your own home, choosing the hours that suit you and your family.
- Build your own business with the help and support of the local authority
If you want to help give children the best start in life, being a registered childminder could be the ideal job for you
Help to start up
As with any business, there are costs involved in becoming a registered childminder.
However, for a limited period we will cover the cost of your initial training, which could be a saving of up to £150.
Further funding of up to £255 for training costs plus £100 worth of early years resources is available to people who live in certain areas in Rotherham*.
The next funded training dates are 9th & 16th June 2018. This is a 2 day course and you must attend both sessions.
FREE support will be available to you from the local authority during the registration process and ongoing throughout your career as a childminder.
All registered childminders have to:
- Be registered with Ofsted
- Hold an up to date paediatric first aid certificate
- Be DBS checked
- Understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and complete training to support this as required
- Have appropriate insurance cover, including Public Liability Insurance.
For further information about becoming a childminder visit www.gov.uk/register-childminder-childcare-provider
For more details about becoming a childminder in Rotherham, or to take advantage of the funded training courses please contact the Early Years Training Team on 01709 822691 or fill in the online form at http://www.rotherhamfis.co.uk/be-a-childminder
*Extra funding is available for childminders who will be based in: Meadowbank, Broom/ Moorgate, Canklow, Whiston, Brampton, Ravenfield, Kimberworth/ Kimberworth Park and Harthill
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