Choosing a Career in Childcare

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

Choices in Childcare

Choices in Childcare is a free 8 hour programme and its the perfect introduction to a career in Childcare. It aims to help you make an informed choice about choosing a career if you’re considering working with children, young people and families. There are many roles within childcare which include 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


it’s free;

it’s a 8 hour programme (4 sessions);

it’s fun;

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

you can meet new friends and share experiences;

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.

The Course dates are 20th 27th September and 4th 11th October 2022 at Penygarn Integrated Children’s Centre Penygarn Community Primary School Penygarn Road Penygarn NP4 8JR 10:00am – 12:00pm

A creche will available but this is subject to availability of places.

To register your interest for a place on the course, please call Jane 01633 647423.

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Information about becoming a registered childminder or approved nanny can be found here