Becoming a childcare provider
If you are thinking of starting work in the childcare sector,
such as becoming a childminder, setting up a day nursery, holiday
playscheme, breakfast or after school club then there has never
been a better time. It is a fast growing sector with an increasing
demand for staff.
Childcare is a job that people really love doing. They enjoy the
variety, fun and the satisfaction that comes from watching a child
progress and develop.
To find out what steps you need to take to work in childcare,
contact Kent Children and Families
Information Service and
read our factsheet about becoming a childminder (PDF,
The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years
(PACEY) offer courses on Becoming a Childminder. For
information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
03000 41 23 23.
You can also read our childcare
qualification chart (PDF, 62k).
For more information on types of childcare please visit our
choosing childcare page.