For all training requirements please see our Training page
Qualifications and Guidance
The Care Council for Wales has information on recommended qualifications to work in the childcare and early years sector in Wales. They have also produced a series of good practice guides for the Early Years and Childcare sector in Wales. These guides aim to support managers and senior practitioners:
Care Council for Wales Good Practice Guides
Provider Portal - promote your business the easy way
Whether you are a childminder, manage a day nursery or provide a service for children and families in the Vale, you can now promote your service and update your details with the Family Information Service ‘on line’.
The Family Information Service (FIS) promote all services for families in the Vale via the Childcare, Activities for Children and Young People Directory and the Family Support Directory. To make sure we have all of your correct details, you can now login to the ‘Provider Portal’, make any changes and the database will be updated within five working days. You no longer have to make phone calls during office hours or fill in forms:
Do you run a sports club if so, do you have a Child Protection Policy?
NSPCC - Child Protection guidelines
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)
For all enquiries about your childcare registration, please contact the CSSIW
Tel: 03000 628888
Visit: CSSIW website
Childcare Support Organisations
Support for playgroups and daycare, contact:
Wales Pre-school Providers Association
Tel: 029 2045 1242
Support for Cylch Meithrin (Welsh playgroup) contact:
Tel: 029 2048 5510
Support for out of school clubs, contact:
Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs
Bridge House, Station Road, Llanishen, Cardiff.
Tel: 029 2074 1000
For a copy of the National Minimum Standards for Childcare and information on setting up a childcare setting, please visit our page 'Setting Up Provision'.
HMRC has some useful E-learning tutorials for people setting up their own business, as well as webinars for self employed people, which last about an hour:
Special offers are available for childminders. Please see our Special Offers page
We are now available on Facebook. 'Like' our page and you will have access to lots of information, pictures and details of when we are out and about. If you know of anything that is interesting and happening in the Vale please let us know.
Family Information Service
Tel: 01446 704704
Vale Family Information Service