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March, 2014 | Sleeping Angels Co.

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Childminder Training and Qualifications

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Being a childminder can be quite lucrative for those living in the United Kingdom. In North America the position is called similar to running a daycare provider or nursery. Here you are responsible for not one child or family, but many children simultaneously. This is what makes them different from a standard nanny job.

It is not too difficult to become a childminder as there are not strict rules or regulations that applicants must adhere to. There are requirements that cannot be overlooked such as the age requirement; all applicants must be over the age of 18. Also, they must have taken and passed an introductory training course to home-based childcare approved by the local authority, pediatric first aid training, child protection awareness, as well as food and safety hygiene courses.

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