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Becoming a childminder

To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in Childcare & Education and have worked with children under the age of 5 years in the past 2 years. If you do not have this qualification you will need to complete…

Early Years and Childcare careers, courses and qualifications

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) The EYFS Framework sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. The following link…

Early Years Educator apprenticeships (Skills for Life)

Spark children’s imaginations and make a difference to their development, while you earn as you learn. For further information, visit: Early Years Educator ( Or have a look at the following case studies.

Educational and training opportunities

Young people can leave school on the last Friday in June if they will be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. However, they must then do one of the following until they reach 18: stay in full-time education, for example at a college…

Employment opportunities and support

How to write a CV Westminster careers and jobs Westminster employment service   Working in early years Jobcentre Plus

ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) courses

The Abbey Centre Westminster Adult Education Service MEWSO Henna

Our 2023-2026 Children and Young People’s Plan

You can access the 2023-26 Children and Young People's Plan by clicking on the section below:

Services and opportunities for young people with SEND aged 16-25

Want to find out more about services and opportunities which can help you as you prepare for adulthood? Check out this useful document for young people 16-25 listing information about; careers and employment support services, College Search engines, Finance, Housing, Mental Health support, Volunteering, Youth activities and…

Training and employment

This section offers information about training and job opportunities in Westminster.  Also, there are a number of schemes and programmes that can help you get into employment. Have a look at the sections below for further details: Education and training opportunities Employment Opportunities Family learning…

Volunteering opportunities in Westminster

There are a number of options if you are thinking about volunteering in Westminster: Become a Westminster Early Years Champion Westminster City Council volunteering page One Westminster Volunteer with HomeStart Team London volunteering Doorstep Library volunteer NCVO vInspired