Do I need childcare qualifications to become a childminder?

No, you don’t need childcare qualifications to become a childminder.

Our Koru Kids training gives you the qualifications you need to run a successful childminding business. During our training you will receive a Level 1 in Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid qualification as well as many courses in the EYFS, Child Development and Running Your Own Business.

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Do I need formal experience working in childcare to apply?

No, you also don’t need formal childcare experience to become a childminder with Koru Kids. We especially welcome applications from parents who have experience raising their own children, who are looking to start a new job or for a career change.

  • Many childminders come from a completely different profession, such as lawyers, doctors, marketeers.
  • We just need to know that you are passionate about shaping young people‚Äôs lives, and that you are ready to tackle the professional aspects of running your own business.

If you’re not sure whether childminding is right for you, take our short quiz to find out if you’re eligible.

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