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10-07-2013, 06:31 PM
Am I reading right you have to have a Childcare qualification now to become a childminder?
I'm already a childminder have been for 1 1/2 now what does this mean for us who haven't

10-07-2013, 07:39 PM
You still need to complete paediatric first aid, safeguarding, setting upa home based childcare business etc but I don't think they have said you must have a level 3 as yet. They have been talking about it but it hasn't been agreed. There was another thread about it earlier on in the week and one of the other members said they have yet to agree when it will be implemented. But I don't see how they could force existing childminders to be qualified especially given the lack of childcare available.

Hope that helps.

Sam x