Choosing a Career in Childcare

Are you/someone you know interested in a career in childcare?

Choices in Childcare

Choices in Chilcare is the perfect introduction to a career in Chilcare. It aims to help you make an informed choice about choosing a career if you're considering working wih children, young people and families. There are many roles within childcare which incude childminding, working in a creche, playgroup, cylch meithrin, day nursery or an out of school setting. Guest speakers will be attending some of the sessions to share their experiences and expertise.

It is a 8 hour programme and is suitable for those who:

have just left school

are returning to work/learning or thinking of making a career change

are already working in childcare and are already in the childcare workforce and who are considering moving into a different sector


itís free;

itís a 8 hour programme (4 sessions);

itís fun;

you have the opportunity to meet local employers and childcare workers;

you can meet new friends and share experiences;>/p>

it does not affect your claim for benefits (if applicable)

It is open to anyone, including school leavers, those returning to work or those thinking of a change in career.

By the end of the programme you will have an awareness of:

the diverse services available to children, young people and families;

an introduction to the range of employment opportunities in childcare;

the specific roles and responsibilities involved in working within the sector;

relevant childcare legislation;

routes into training and qualifications

If you are considering a career in childcare and want to know more Choices in Childcare is the course for you. Those who fulfil the attendance requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

For more details call Jane Lolin on 01633 647423

What are the options?

There are many options to choose from. You could decide to look after children in full day care nursery, pre-school, out of school club or holiday playscheme. Alternatively, if you prefer to work from home, you may decide to become a registered childminder, providing care and education for children of all ages.

Need help choosing?

Further information on working in childcare is available from Torfaen Family Information Service on 0800 0196 330

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