Job Roles and Qualification Requirements for the Early Years and Childcare Sector in Northern Ireland

Qualification Requirements for the Early Years, School Age Childcare and Childminding Sector in Northern Ireland

This guidance pertains to practitioners working with children below the age of twelve years in registered childcare settings and should be used in conjunction with the Minimum Standards for Childminding and Daycare for Children under age 12 (DHSSPS, July 2012) and the associated Implementation Guidance (Version 2). It has been produced by the Childcare Partnership with support from members of its  Regional Training and Workforce Development Group and will be updated regularly as new qualifications are developed. It can be utilised by employers, practitioners, training providers, parents and early years social workers within Health and Social Care Trusts.


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