Career outlook for childminder
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would look after people’s children in your own home whilst their parents are at work or studying.
You’d make the children feel safe and keep them warm and well-fed. You’d spend time playing, chatting and reading. You’d enjoy having fun with them.
You could look after babies and children under five during the day or older children after school and in the school holidays.
- Plan, prepare and serve the children’s meals
- Change nappies and make up bottles for babies
- Offer a range of play activities, both indoors and outside, to help children develop
- Take children on outings, for example to the park or to toddler groups
- Take children to and from playgroup or school
You’d need to make sure they are safe when they are with you, so you’d need to know about child protection issues, and that your house is clean and hygienic.
You’d carry out parents' requests for their children's diet, routines and religion. You’d also tell them about what their children have been doing when they are with you.
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