Childcare Careers & Courses
Interested in working with children? Not sure where to start? The Family Information Service can point you in the right direction. Whether it is becoming a childminder or working in an early years setting the FIS can help. Call on 020 7641 7929 or email.
Alternatively information about careers in Early years and childcare can be found via the following websites:
Could you be a HomeStart volunteer?
Your experience as a parent could help other parents. Find out more by downloading this leaflet.
Starting a new business in the childcare sector?
Government grants are available to help people set up new childcare businesses, including childminders, nurseries and after school clubs. You will also have access to a free business mentor to help you throught the start up process, and be directed to specialist advice.
To find out more go to http://www.childcarebusinessgrants.dcms.gov.uk/ or phone 0844 2642546.
If you are a nanny or have employed a nanny and are looking for courses to support their career development, there are many sources of information about courses besides those mentioned above. Childcare training agency Babyem Ltd, deliver a number of accredited training courses for Nannies and Au Pairs including:
- OCN - Level 3 Common Core Skills & Knowledge Course
- CACHE Introduction to Childcare Practice
- Paediatric First Aid
- Advanced level training for Nannies
- OCN Maternity Training
Babyem Ltd work with a number of leading Nanny agencies throughout London providing in-house courses, and also consult for the British Association of Au Pairs.
Their Common Core Skills & Knowledge Courses provides much more than covering the common core areas; they also address issues around best practice, right and responsibilities of nannies and provide a free CV consulting service. Visit their website www.babyem.co.uk
Please note that Westminster Family Information take great care over the websites we link to and review them regularly, but the Family Information Service is not responsible for the content of these sites. The inclusion of a link in Family Information Service pages should not, therefore, be interpreted as an endorsement of that site, its content, or any product or service it may provide.
Information about courses available or training sessions can be downloaded from this page.
Early Years Foundation Statutory Framework March 2012
New Childcare Level 3 course with Westminster Kingsway College May 2013
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