Flexible Job Option: Becoming a Childminder or Nanny
How to Become a Childminder or Nanny
Are you looking for a job where you can be out of the traditional office setting and can also do something rewarding? Have you considered taking care of children? It's a great job for someone who prefers hanging out with kids to sitting behind a computer all day.
Becoming a childminder means taking on an important role. Parents trust you to care for their child or children, keep them safe as well as educate them in all kinds of skills and abilities.
Is it the right career for you?
Being a childminder takes commitment and energy, as well as a broad outlook on life. First, you will need to decide whether you offer your services on a self-employed basis or whether you choose to work for an organisation.
Many childminders offer their services on a self-employed basis and that means you may need a business head too depending on where you live. For example, in the UK you will need to register as self-employed with HMRC, as well as register with your local council as a childcare provider. It is important to register with your local council as you and your home – and any other adults (over 16) who will be in the home – will need to be inspected as being safe, as well as assessing that you offer a fantastic service to children and their parents.
This is also an option if you are looking for a side gig. If you don't want to Nanny full time, you can offer your services for date nights and weekends. This could be helpful to do if you aren't sure if this is the right career for you or if you just want a little extra income.
How much will you earn?
How much you earn depends on how many children you look after but there are limits according to child care legislation and how much you charge per hour and so on. Most childminders find that after tax, they have a net profit of £10,000 or more in the UK. This is after all your expenses have been accounted for too, such as the cost of running your business including the purchase of toys, craft materials and so on.
In the US, PayScale reports an average Nanny earns about $14.52 per hour. The salary is dependant upon your experience and the location.
What qualifications do I need?
It is not a requirement by law that childminders must be qualified but it is expected by OFSTED, the body who inspects childminders in the UK, the Family Services department of your local department and probably the majority of parents that you will hold a childminding qualification alongside first aid and other essential accreditations.
It is not complicated becoming a registered childminder as this comprehensive guide ‘How to Become a Childminder’ highlights. Find out more and take the first step of a new career today.
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