Careers in childcare

Starting Life Well can help you make informed choices on careers in childcare.

We provide information about setting up your own childcare business, becoming a registered childminder and working in a childcare setting such as a day nursery, playgroup or out of school club.

Where to get advice

For free careers advice, you can call the Careers Advice Service and speak to a qualified careers coach on 08080 100 333, between 8am and 10pm, seven days a week.

Jobcentre Plus can advise you about local job vacancies on 0845 6060 234 between 8am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

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