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Childminders and related occupations

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£13,000 pile of coins

Age 35

£21,320 pile of coins

Age 50

£23,400 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £11,960

What does this career do?

Childminders and related occupations provide day-to-day care of children within a domestic setting, and supervise and participate in their play, educational and other activities.

Typical tasks

  • assists children to wash and dress
  • changes babies’ nappies and clothes as necessary and makes up bottles for feeds
  • plans, prepares and serves children’s meals and supervises children during meals
  • mends, washes and irons children’s clothes and tidies their rooms
  • provides, supervises and participates in children’s indoor and outdoor play activities to promote their development
  • takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings
  • takes older children to and from school
  • maintains appropriate records of children’s development
  • complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.

Current entry requirements

Entry may not depend upon academic qualifications, although employers may expect a candidate to possess a qualification accredited by the Council for Awards in Children’s Care or other qualifications. Childminders must be registered with OFSTED to care for children under the age of 8 years. NVQs/SVQs in Child Care and Education are available at Levels 2 and 3. A minimum age limit of 18 years applies, and CRB clearance is mandatory.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed


Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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