£15,080 Average salary at age 20
£24,960 Average Salary
27 Average hours per week


Childminders and related occupations provide day-to-day care of children within a domestic setting, and supervise and participate in their play, educational and other activities.

Main Tasks

  • Assists children to wash and dress;
  • Changes babies’ nappies and clothes as necessary and makes up bottles for feeds;
  • Plans, prepares and serves children’s meals and supervises children during meals;
  • Mends, washes and irons children’s clothes and tidies their rooms;
  • Provides, supervises and participates in children’s indoor and outdoor play activities to promote their development;
  • Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings;
  • Takes older children to and from school;
  • Maintains appropriate records of children’s development;
  • Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.


Entry may not depend upon academic qualifications, although employers may expect a candidate to possess a qualification accredited by the Council for Awards in Children’s Care or other qualifications. Childminders must be registered with OFSTED to care for children under the age of 8 years. NVQs/SVQs in Child Care and Education are available at Levels 2 and 3. A minimum age limit of 18 years applies, and CRB clearance is mandatory.

What Childminders and related occupations studied in higher education

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What Childminders and related occupations studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy2
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies3
(L3) Sociology3
(C1) Biology2
(C8) Psychology8
(W1) Fine art2
(X9) Others in education2
(V3) History by topic1
(W3) Music1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(Q3) English studies3
(L2) Politics1
(K1) Architecture1
(B6) Aural & oral sciences1
(B7) Nursing2
(R1) French studies2
(N5) Marketing1
(W4) Drama4
(M1) Law by area2
(M2) Law by topic1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(V5) Philosophy1
(N1) Business studies1
(X3) Academic studies in education21
(L5) Social work5
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(X1) Training teachers6
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(P3) Media studies2
(N2) Management studies1
(V1) History by period5
(L6) Anthropology1
(W5) Dance1

UK Prospects

86100 Workforce Size
5.40% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
19297 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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