Childminders provide day-to-day care of children in their own homes, and supervise and participate in their play, educational and other activities.


New workers
£ 6,965
£ 16,004
£ 24,339

Available jobs

In the past year there were 11,503 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.

  • Maintains appropriate records of children’s development.

  • Takes older children to and from school.

  • Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings.

  • Provides, supervises and participates in children’s indoor and outdoor play activities to promote their development.

  • Plans, prepares and serves children’s meals and supervises children during meals.

  • Changes babies’ nappies and clothes as necessary and makes up bottles for feeds.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Cooking

  • Working With Children

  • Meal Planning And Preparation

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Housekeeping

  • Pediatric First Aid

  • Child Protection

  • Auditing

  • Ironing

  • Child Development

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • English Language

  • Trustworthiness

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Record Keeping

  • Multitasking

  • First Aid

  • Planning

  • Swimming

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.