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Working in Childcare

Do you want to work with children?
Stockport needs new childminders, playworkers and childcare staff to work in day nurseries, pre-schools, creches and out of school clubs.

Childminding
To become a registered childminder you need to go on a short course. The course run by Stockport Council consists of two information sessions followed by one evening sesion a week over the next ten weeks and
two Saturdays (First Aid Training). There is no exam but you will be expected to produce a portfolio to complete the course. Only one session can be missed, however, this does not include either of the information sessions or the Saturdays as these must be attended in order to complete the course.

For further information please refer to the documents below or contact us

Childminder Training Info Sheet

Further information and Schedule for Childminder Training

Early Years Foundation Stage 2012

Early Years Foundation Stage – It’s child’s play!

Childcare Matching/ Brokerage Service
Family Link offers a Childcare Matching/ Brokerage service for people who need some help in finding the childcare they need. We offer this service to parents, organisations and employers in the Stockport area. We have a database of childcare providers who we contact when we are looking for childcare.
Are you a Childcare Provider? Do you need help filling you vacancies?
You can sign up to join our database. We are looking for Ofsted registered childcare providers to help parents find the childcare they need.
Contact us for more information.

BOSCMA
BOSCMA (Borough of Stockport Childminding Association) is an organisation founded by working childminders offering friendship, help and support to all childminders in the Stockport area. They also represent the views of Stockport childminders at both regional and national level.
For more information and details visit the website: http://www.boscma.co.uk

PACEY Local
PACEY Local Stockport was set up for Childminders, Nannies and Early Years Workers to provide peer to peer support and to identify needs in the Local Authority.  They are a not-for-profit, friendly group aiming to help everyone working with children in their early years. As you are probably aware the Local Authority have ceased to deliver and fund training from September 2013, and this is where PACEY Local Stockport can help you and your business.
At present they are undertaking the delivery of training throughout Stockport and as an organisation you maybe interested in some of their forth coming events:

PACEY Introduction Letter
PACEY Local Membership Form

Useful Contacts
For information on training and what qualifications are required for working with children the following contacts may be useful:

Learners under 25 years – Liz Ladley 0161 474 3492
Early Years over 25 years – Di Babbage 07891 949358
Playworkers over 25 years – Glenis Eastwood 07800 617945