Get Ready For Childminding – A Rewarding Career
Becoming a registered childminder provides opportunities to have an extremely rewarding and responsible career with the benefits of working from home. Childminding offers you the opportunity to:
- contribute to children's care, learning and development
- offer a family experience to other people’s children
- become self employed and run your own home-based business
- provide a valuable service for your local community
- Enhance your own skills and personal development
Information on childminding is available on the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland – the Care Inspectorate.
Get Ready for Childminding Training Courses
Angus Council has a wide range of training course from the Early Years and Childcare Training Calendar including
- Child Protection
- First Aid
- Infection Control and
- Elementary Food Hygiene
all of which are core training courses for prospective childminders and are required by the Care Inspectorate.
These training courses and many others within the training calendar are designed to give you all the information and training you need and are strongly recommended when becoming a childminder.
The training calendar is published yearly at the end of June. If you wish to obtain a copy of the new calendar please contact Morna Duncan of the Angus Council Education Development Service Section on 01307 473817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in Becoming a Childminder
If you are interested in becoming a childminder or require any further information please contact the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) Helpline on 01786 449063 (lines are open Monday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm) or if you want to know specifically about induction training (it is no longer referred to as pre-registration training as it can be completed once registration is complete where required) please telephone their Training Services on 01786 445377/option 3 (lines are open Monday – Friday, 8.45 am – 4.00 pm).
Angus Council offers registered childminders and those undertaking registration to become a childminder:
- Access to a Start-up Grant
- Advertising services through the Childcare and Family Information Service
Please contact Julie Watson, Senior Clerical Officer on 01307 476368 or email email@example.com for more information.