Anyone who wishes to work with children, the elderly, or
individuals, who might otherwise be classed as vulnerable are
required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Before you commit yourself to a career in childcare, it may be
helpful to get some work experience with the age group of the
children you are interested in working with. Local playgroups,
pre-school nurseries, children's centres and holiday play schemes
may welcome volunteers.
What qualifications do I need?
- There are a range of recognised qualifications, contact the
Training Team for more information.
- The Department for Education requires that at least 50% of
staff working in a childcare setting have a recognised level 2