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Childcare careers and courses

Information if you are Interested in working with children and are not sure where to start.

Whether it is becoming a childminder or working in an early years setting, the Childcare and Early Education team can help. 

Get in touch on 020 7641 7929 or by email at [email protected]

Alternatively information about careers in early years and childcare can be found via the following websites:


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.

Alternatively attend our 'setting up a home based childcare service' course to register on the voluntary part of the Childcare register with Ofsted, there is an annual charge. 

Early years foundation statutory framework

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

Early years foundation statutory framework April 2017

Alternative childcare courses

Westminster Kingsway College - childcare and working with children 

Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES), Westminster's specialist adult college in London

Published: 11 January 2021

Last updated: 22 July 2022