Working in Early Years and Childcare

Information on careers in childcare and Continual Professional Development for staff employed to work within the children’s workforce.

Training courses

Staff working in the early years sector in Wigan can book on a range of courses:

The costs associated with each course are clearly marked and you will have the opportunity to make your payment directly through the system. 

If you have any queries before proceeding please contact us.

Working in your own home as a child minder:

Childminders play an essential role in supporting families. They provide childcare for a range of ages, from birth to 17 years of age, offering full or part time places for children under the age of five or breakfast and afterschool and holiday care for school age children.

Wigan council offers bespoke training that will support applicants to develop their skills and knowledge to be able to meet the requirements for Registration as a Childminder.

  • A three hour pre-registration briefing session is available, which provides you with information on the process, support and guidance to enable you to become a registered childminder within Wigan Borough
  • Flexible, subsidised training and development, that fits around your current commitments, whilst supporting you to become a registered childminder.

Following registration, access to ongoing support, advice and guidance.

What to do next

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact us for an information pack and enrol onto the next available course.

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