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Already working in the sector?

ProfessionalsAre you trained to Level 2 or 3 in a recognised qualification?

We recognise that you may not be new to the sector. So what does all this information have to do with you? The answer is an awful lot. You may be aware that new legislation is soon to be introduced and that these new rules will affect everyone working in the childcare sector.

It means that by April 2008, all senior staff and those in charge of a group of children will have to be trained to Level 3 and 50% of all other people working in the sector will require a Level 2. People new to childminding will have to complete the Unit One – Introduction to Childcare Practice (home-based) course. This can eventually lead to a Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare.

A bright future for you and the children you care for

It’s all part of a drive to build on the excellent work already being carried out by thousands of highly talented professionals in Wales every day. We need to raise the profile of the sector and attract a new influx of highly skilled, highly motivated people who will value their worthwhile career and have the commitment, energy and enthusiasm required to be positive role models to our young children.

As the sector flourishes, you will have every opportunity to share in the success. By focusing on your skills, you will be able to gain the new qualifications that help to maximise your expertise and experience, and open new doors. It’s time to make the most of your talents.

To find out about your training options, contact your local Children’s Information Service (details on the Useful contacts page) or contact learndirect 0800 100 900 or search on Learning Choices www2.careerswales.com/lcd

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