Existing Childcare Providers

Information and guidance for childcare providers in the Vale of Glamorgan

 

Update Your Information and Promote Your Service

Vale Family Information Service (FIS) promote all services for families in the Vale via the FIS Wales Database on the Dewis Cymru site. 

 

Whether you are a childminder, manage a day nursery or provide a service for children and families in the Vale, you can promote your service and update your details with the Family Information Service online.

 

Go to  www.dewis.wales and register using your e-mail address and your service(s) will be available for you to review/edit as necessary. After registering, just go to Add/Edit Resources, then My Resources.

 

Your information will expire unless it is updated every 6 months in order to ensure that the information remains current. You can also choose to update your information at any point.

 

 

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Training

If your information is on our FIS Wales Database then you will automatically be on our mailing list to receive information about any training opportunities via our FIS eNews.

 

For information on upcoming courses running in the Vale, you can visit our training pages:

Training for Childcare Providers in the Vale

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Qualifications

Social Care 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.

Social Care Wales - Early Years and Childcare Qualifications

Social Care Wales - Continuing Professional Development

 

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Health and Wellbeing in Your Setting

As a childcare provider, you have a crucial role to play in promoting health and wellbeing among young children. We have a range of information and guidance for childcare providers on our Health and Wellbeing webpages. 

Health and Wellbeing in Your Setting

 

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Keeping Children Safe in Your Setting

As a childcare provider it is vital that you can provide a safe, secure environment. We have lots of information and guidance for keeping children safe in your setting on our webpages:

Keeping Children Safe in Your Setting

 

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Enhanced DBS Checks

The Vale of Glamorgan Council can provide independent checks for the childcare workforce, with appointments being conducted in the council’s Civic Offices in Holton Road Barry.

 

Vale of Glamorgan DBS Process

  1. Contact the Vale of Glamorgan’s HR department on 01446 709455 to request a Childcare Workforce Enhanced and Barred List DBS Check. All you need to provide is: First Name / Last Name / Personal E-mail Address
  2. An online application(s) will be set up in an online DBS portal and you will be e-mailed a Username / Password
  3. Complete the application(s) online in the DBS portal
  4. Contact Vale of Glamorgan’s HR department on 01446 709455 to arrange an appointment at Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry. CF63 4RU
  5. Bring all the required documents together with appropriate fee to be paid by cash or card (cheques or invoices are not acceptable) to the appointment.
  6. Hard copy DBS certificates will be sent to each applicant’s home address.
  7. Contact CIW on 0300 7900 126 to register your DBS certificate. Please not this must be done within three months of issue date.
  8. You are also advised to subscribe to the update service at a current cost of £13 per person per year (free for volunteers). Please ensure you register with the update service as soon as you receive your DBS certificate.  Further details can be found via this link: 

DBS Update Service

 

Role
Level of Check
Cost

 

Childminder

Paid Enhanced and Barred Children Check (including Home Address)

 

£56

Household member (18 years old or over)

Paid Enhanced and Barred Children Check (including Home Address)

 

£56
Household member (16 – 17 years old)

Volunteer Enhanced and Barred Children Check (including Home Address)

 

£16