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Introduction to childcare

Free one-day training programme for people living in Wales covering the essentials you need to start working in childcare.

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About the training

The Introduction to Childcare course gives an overview of working in childcare and early years. It introduces core areas you need to start working in childcare, offers an insight into career options and explains what qualities workers need.

Each course has guest speakers and ambassadors who bring to life the reality of working in childcare and early years.

Following completion of the course, we will work alongside Careers Wales to support you in your search for employment and training. When you start working in the sector, you will also receive extra support and training from your employer.

The course content includes:

  • roles and responsibilities of childcare and early years workers
  • overview of job roles and settings
  • children's rights
  • well-being
  • working in child-centred ways
  • play
  • Welsh language and communication
  • health and safety
  • infection prevention and control
  • safeguarding
  • Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) providing specific information on becoming a Childminder
  • ambassadors
  • employability advice and support from Careers Wales.

Course details

CostFree
DurationOne day between 10am-2pm
RestrictionsYou must be over 18 and live in Wales
QualificationNo minimum qualification requirements
LocationOnline via Zoom

Things to know

This is not an accredited qualification.

To work within childcare, you will need to have some checks to make sure you are suitable to work in the sector. We will help you with these. This will include something called a Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) check to make sure you can work in childcare.

For sponsorship and working rights please visit Welsh Government.

Getting into work

At the end of the programme we will stay in touch with you to provide you with useful resources and assist and support you in looking for available vacancies. We can’t guarantee you will get a job in childcare, but you will be in a good position to find employment.

I completed the Introduction to Child Care Course and I have recently registered with CIW as a childminder.

I'm about to embark on my Level 3 Childcare qualification so I can register as a Flying Start childminder.
Hannah Townsend

If you have questions about the above programmes or interested in a bespoke or community group programme please contact us.