Consider Childminding as a career at our annual FermanaghWorks Jobs Fair

Are you looking for a change of career to fit around your family?  Registered Childminding could be the perfect way for you to work and care for your own children at the same time.   

NICMA will be attending our annual FermanaghWorks Jobs/Careers Fair at South-West College Enniskillen on Thursday 29th September.  So drop in and talk to them face to face.

If you love children and want to help give them the best start in life, being a registered childminder could be the ideal job for you.  Childminding can offer fantastic career opportunities – from making a difference to a child’s life, to being your own boss and working from home. As a registered Childminder you will:

•    Work closely with parents to share in the care and development of children from a few months old to 12 years of age and sometimes beyond

•    Offer the children a happy and stimulating home-based care and learning environment

•    Work in your own home as a self employed day care provider, choosing the hours you work and the services you provide

•    Be able to care for your own children at the same time

•    Meet other childminders in your area and get to know your local community

Registered childminders are childcare professionals who work in their own home caring for other people’s children.  They provide a unique home-from-home setting where small groups of children of mixed age ranges are offered a range of activities to meet their individual needs.  By law, they must be registered with the local Health Trust which provides reassurance to parents and ensures that the service offered meets minimum standards.

NICMA support childminders through the Registration process by holding ‘Pre-Registration Briefing Sessions’ for prospective childminders which gives them information on childminding as a career and how to proceed with registration.  We also offer Core Training for those going through the registration process.

NICMA – the Childminding Association is a charity and the sole organisation representing childminding in Northern Ireland.  Our role is to help support and develop high quality childminding so that children can benefit from the care provided and parents can happily go to work knowing that their child is well cared for.

For information on becoming a registered childminder contact Maria Magee- your local Childminding Development officer in the Western Trust Area on 07739753187 or email or the main  NICMA office on 02891 81 1015 or visit






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