What Next? - Are you interested in a career in childcare? Choices in Childcare is a FREE course that will help you decide if working in childcare, education or playwork is really for you. For more information and an application form contact Torfaen Council's Childcare Workforce Development Officer, Jane Lolin, on 01633 647423.

Where Next? - Torfaen FIS has information about becoming a childminder locally and we can support you through your application.

Childcare jobs and opportunities in Torfaen are sometimes posted on the News pages of this website.

Careers Service
Your local careers service will hold information on careers in Early Years, Childcare and Playwork and may have details of job or training opportunities in your locality. They can offer guidance if you need it to help you choose which type of opportunity would be right for you. You can find them listed in the phone book under Careers, or on the Careers Services National Association website: www.careers.uk.com

Learn Direct
Can give you general information on Early Years, Childcare and Playwork courses. Ring their free helpline on 0800 100900.

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
PACEY provides information about training and other aspects of childminding and childcare provision. Contact them at www.pacey.org.uk

The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) also produce a leaflet for people thinking about becoming a childminder. View the leaflet online here.
Contact the Childcare Approval Scheme Manager on 0300 062 5405/5609 for information on becoming a registered home-based childcarer.

National Day Nurseries Association
The NDNA promotes quality childcare and education for all children in the Early Years. Contact them at www.ndna.org.uk

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs
CPCKC provides information about jobs and training in out-of-school childcare. Contact them on 02920 741000 or at

Wales Pre-school Providers Association
The WPPA runs its own courses and publishes information on pre-school work and training. Contact them on 01686 624573 or at www.walesppa.org

Daycare Trust
The Daycare Trust campaigns for quality, affordable childcare and provides information and advice on childcare issues. You can contact them on Tel: 020 78403350 or at www.daycaretrust.org.uk

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