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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.

Being a Childminder

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

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

Getting started as a Childminder

You will be responsible for registration with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), complete a DBS check and take out insurance. Some local authorities offer start-up grants to help set up your childminding business and further guidance is available at PACEY.

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
  • maintain accurate records.

You might want to consider the Introduction to childcare programme that covers the essentials you need to start working in social care.

Required Qualifications

Find the required or recommended qualifications for this role with Social Care Wales.

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