Childminding Training & Events Calendar

To raise the quality of childminding services, the DCCC offers a free Quality Awareness Programme for home based childminders.

The course is 10 to 15 hours and looks at:

  1. Childminding as a career option
  2. Child development
  3. Hygiene, health and safety issues in a home environment
  4. The well-being of children
  5. The importance of play
  6. Government supports for childminders and
  7. Paediatric First Aid


This course offers a good foundation for anyone considering setting up a home based childminding service. For those already working as childminders, it may refresh or provide new ideas and insights into childminding business as well as offer a valuable networking opportunity. The course is free of charge and does not have any tests or exams.




To find out when the next QAP or any other training courses/workshops are on, please go to the main DCCC Training Calendar.








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