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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.

To become a registered childminder you need to go on a short course. We are currently running a pre-registration course which started in September 2014 and the next one will be taking place in the new year. Before you can enrol on the next course you will need to attend an information session. If you are interested in finding out more about the next course please contact us. You can also see our Pre-reg Course Information Sheet for further details of the course content.

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 for £20 a year. We are looking for Ofsted registered childcare providers to help parents find the childcare they need. You can now join through our website by selecting ‘Become a Member’ .We are also offering our members Training Courses at low cost. See our Training page for more details or Contact us for more information.

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 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.

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