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Working with children and young people

Islington Council offers training, information and support for professionals working with children or who are thinking of a career in this field.

Becoming a childminder 

Childminders are registered to provide childcare in their own home. If you’re interested in becoming a childminder, come along to one of our monthly information sessions. Contact the Family Information Service: 020 7527 5959, fis@islington.gov.uk 

Learn more about becoming a childminder.

Setting up a nursery 

If you’re thinking of setting up a nursery in Islington, the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment  shows the demand for different types of childcare across the borough. 

Our Early Years and Childcare service offers training and support if you want to open a nursery. 

The Pre-School Learning Alliance provides practical information about setting up a childcare business. If you decide to go ahead, you must register as a childcare provider.   

Working as a nanny

You don’t need any qualifications to become a nanny, but parents are looking for nannies with training and experience. If you want to become a nanny, you must register as a childcare provider.   

Job vacancies  

The Family Information Service produces a jobs bulletin every two weeks showing vacancies working with children and young people. To subscribe to the bulletin by email, contact fis@islington.gov.uk including your name and phone number. Search all jobs advertised by Islington Council. 

Training support and resources

We offer training, advice and guidance on developing good quality early years practice.

Volunteering

If you’re interested in volunteering with a childcare provider, contact fis@islington.gov.uk  

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