Working in childcare

A career in childcare is very rewarding. We constantly strive to have a sufficient level of highly trained, competent childcare workforce. The skills that childcare staff possess and the quality of their work makes a huge difference to the learning and developmental experiences of the children they work with. Through research we know that good quality childcare, especially in a child’s early years, has a positive impact.

The Caerphilly Early Years Workforce Development Service offers advice, guidance and financial support on childcare training opportunities, and careers into the childcare sector.

The training includes:

  • Statutory and regulatory training
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • National Qualifications

Visit the family zone - working in childcare and play to find out about working in childcare, organisations that can support you, help with setting up your own childcare business, colleges, adult education, local community courses and back to work support projects. Infromation is also available in our working in childcare leaflet.

Early years and childcare qualifications

We offer support to individuals wishing to access some early years and childcare qualifications in accordance with the Care Council for Wales ' List of Required Qualifications to work within the Early Years and Childcare Sector in Wales' (terms and conditions apply).

We also offer a subsidised 'Regulatory' and 'Continuing Professional Development (CPD)' training programme for those currently working in childcare within Caerphilly county borough. Further information is available at www.childcareincaerphilly.org.uk.

You may qualify for some funding support if you: -

  • Live in Caerphilly county borough and do not work currently in an early years setting, childcare or playwork.
  • Work in Caerphilly county borough in an early years setting, childcare or playwork.
  • Live in Caerphilly county borough and work in an early years setting, childcare or playwork.

For further information please contact Claire Williams, Childcare Development Officer on 02920 760769 or email flyingstart@caerphilly.gov.uk.

Further infromation about workforce development is available on the Caerphilly Early Years website.

Useful links

Caerphilly Healthy Early Years (HEY) Scheme (PDF)
National Minimum Standards and regulations
Caerphilly Early Years
Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
Wales Pre-school Providers Association
National Day Nurseries Association
Meithrin
Menter Caerffili
Clybiau Plant Cymru