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General information about working in childcare

The Families Information Service can provide initial information about childcare careers and may be able to put you in touch with local teams who will be able to provide additional guidance, training and support. Call the Families Infomation Service on  01733 864446 between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday or click on the 'Contact us' at the bottom of the home page.

If you would like to read more about working in childcare in general, the Childcare Workforce Development Council will provide you with national information.

Information for people thinking of working in pre-school education is available from the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Current Job Vacancies locally

We publicise childcare job vacancies in Peterborough, please see the current vacancies links (to the left).

Becoming a Childminder

Peterborough City Council offers an Introductory Course for those wishing to become a registered child-minder. This introductory training provides childminders with the knowledge and skills they will require to begin their career as a childminder. It will help them understand and implement the legal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is the mandatory framework for all early years providers.

You will be invited to attend an initial Briefing Session which sets out the legal requirements to childminding, the Ofsted Registration Process, course content, and the expectation to help you make an informed decision on if childminding is the right career for you.

Those wishing to continue to register as a childminder with Ofsted will then be required to attend an Introductory course which provides an understanding of all aspects of the EYFS, Observation and Assessment Skills, Child Protection and  Paediatric First Aid.

 Prospective and newly registered childminders will receive on-going support from our team of Early Childhood Specialists during the registration process and once registered with Ofsted.

For more information please contact Catrina Storey: 07920160228 or 

 More information for people thinking of becoming a childminder is available on the Government Website and at the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) website

Opening Daycare Settings in Peterborough

For people thinking of opening or working in Day Care general information is available from the National Day Nursery Association.

For more information please contact the Early Years & Quality Improvement Team  01733 863953.