Below is a brief outline of the job opportunities open to you. What next?
A registered childminder looks afer one or more children under the age of 8 for more than a total of two hours a day, usually in their own home, for payment. Ofsted register and inspect childminders who are required to provide play-based childcare through Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). For further information and support contact The Childminding Team
These provide full day care and education for children from birth to the point when they start school. There are many different kinds of day nurseries, ie. private, local authority, employer or community run.
Pre-Schools and Playgroups
Pre-Schools and playgroups provide part-time childcare and education, usually for 2 to 5 year olds.
Contact Milton Keynes Pre-School Learning Alliance
(PSLA), telephone 01908 263700. The national PSLA
offers a range of independent professional information, support and guidance.
Working as a Playworker
Out of School Care, Holiday Playschemes and Adventure Playgrounds offer play opportunities and childcare for children aged from 4 to 14 (or 16 for those with additional needs).
If you are interested in playwork, contact Milton Keynes Play Association
or telephone 01908 263033.
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