Childcare careers and 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:


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 and 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. Visit their website.

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.

Early Years Foundation Statutory Framework March 2014

Last updated: 4 October 2016
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