Family Information Service

Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Room 238, Civic Centre, Castle Street
Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AN
+44 01685 727400

Careers in Childcare

Are you interested in a career in childcare or running your own business in Merthyr Tydfil?  The Family Information Service can advise you of what provision already exists in the area.

Interested in becoming a Childminder?

How to become a Registered Childminder in Merthyr Tydfil

Would you like to:-

  • care for children and offer them a happy and inspirational environment?
  • have a rewarding career and benefit from generous tax allowances?
  • work in your own home and do something you love for a living?
  • start your own business and get help with the set-up costs?

If the answer is YES then registered childminding could be the ideal career for you.

Why not attend a Childminding Briefing Session to find out what is involved.  Contact the Family Information Service for dates of briefing sessions.


Have you considered a career in childminding flyer

Childminding - A rewarding and flexible career choice

Get the facts on childminder myths in the UK

Myth busting slides

HMRC Tax Advice.  The E Learning package advises on the tax and National Insurance issues involved in starting a business.

Business expenses for the self-employed 

ready reckoner 

Interested in opening a Day Nursery?

Day Nurseries are open week days all year round. There are lots of opportunities for you to work part time or term time.  There is a wide choice of training and qualifications available to you.

Interested in working in or setting up a pre-school playgroup or parent and toddler group?

Wales Pre-School Providers Association (WPPA) and Mudiad Meithrin (MM) offer a range of courses, information and advice to anyone thinking of setting up a pre-school playgroup or parent and toddler group.

Development officers can help advise you.  Please contact the FIS for contact details.

Interested in working or setting up an Out of School Club?

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids Clubs (CPCKC) offer a range of courses, information and advice to anyone thinking of working or setting up an out of school club.


Useful Publications and Resources for Early Years and Childcare Workforce

Qualification Framework for social care and regulated childcare in Wales 

List of Required Qualifications to work within the Playwork Sector in Wales

Social Care Wales - A Career in early years and childcare

National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years Revised April 2016



Last Updated: March 2019

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