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Childminder person specification

Please note this person specification is not exhaustive, and should only be used as an indicator of the types of skills expected of a childminder


  • Some experience of caring for children
  • A willing to undertake a recognised qualification
  • Current First Aid qualification
  • An understanding of and commitment to the provision of high quality childcare, Playwork and a knowledge of child development.
  • An understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Ability to provide a healthy, safe and secure environment for children
  • Excellent communication skills with children, parents, carers and professionals
  • Ability to Network with parents, professionals and peers
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the children, parents and carers
  • Commitment to ongoing continuing professional development


  • Good standard of general education
  • Current Food Hygiene certificate
  • Other related training
  • Additional skills (art, craft, sport, music)
  • Computer literate
  • Willing to be a childminder champion for City of York

Download the sample job description to see an indicator of the types of responsibilities expected to be undertaken as a childminder.

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