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As a registered Childminder, you’ll provide childcare for children under the age of 12 for more than two hours a day, within your own home.

You’ll be self-employed and responsible for running your own business, this includes meeting legal requirements. You'll need to be motivated and expect to prepare paperwork.

You'll provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment and support children’s play, learning and development through activities and experiences.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • To enjoy working with children
  • A caring and patient nature
  • An adaptable and flexible approach
  • Good communication skills, including verbal and listening skills
  • Imagination and creativity

Find out more information on qualifications for this role with Social Care Wales.

For more information on becoming a Childminder in Wales contact PACEY Cymru.

Name : Childminder Case Study – Amanda Calloway
Overview : After having children, Amanda was looking to move away from her career in banking. She chose childminding because of the flexibility it offered. Alongside her childminding career, Amanda studied for her degree in Early Years whilst gaining a level 5 management qualification.

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