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Exciting opportunities to become a Childminder!

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Are you looking for a new career? One where you can make a real difference to the lives of young people in Devon, and receive a government bursary for taking your first steps in the industry? Then consider becoming a Devon Childminder.

Benefits include:

  • rewarding career
  • flexible hours to suit your circumstances
  • work from home
  • be your own boss
  • make a real difference in your community

Preparing to be a Childminder course:

The Early Years and Childcare Service run a “Preparing to be a Childminder” course which provides you with the skills and knowledge to start your new career as a childminder, including setting yourself up as a business.

The course comprises of eLearning modules plus two morning sessions with a tutor (through Microsoft Teams).
(course also available as an eLearning course for those with previous experience)

Next course dates:  Thursday 1st and Thursday 22nd February 2024 (9.45am – 1pm)

Course cost: £25.

Start up grants:

If you become an Ofsted registered childminder you can receive a £600 start up grant from the Government. If you register with an agency, the grant increases up to £1200!

Find out more about becoming a childminder:

To find out more about becoming a childminder, including how to book onto the childminder course visit: Becoming a childminder – Information for childcare providers (