The need for registered childminding facilities in the local area has been identified after parents involved in the Apprenticeships for All programme have found that they had to use childminders outside the Burngreave area.
With this in mind, a pilot programme was launched in September in partnership with Forum House, the National Childminding Association (NCMA) and Apprenticeships for All.
The purpose and content of the programme will satisfy the needs and requirements of Sheffield City Council and OFSTED and make available suitably qualified childminding facilities in Burngreave.
Upon completion, childminders will be able to accommodate children from a range of cultural backgrounds, supported by individuals from those backgrounds.
In developing this programme, a wide range of active projects have been involved in the selection, recruitment and ongoing support of the group. The course is being delivered at Forum House.
In addition to the childminding requirements, the group will also receive certification in First Aid as required for children under 5 years and certification in Food Hygiene practice.
A similar length programme in customer service for people working or seeking work in local shops and restaurants is also planned.
Contact Forum House on 0114 279 4961 for more information.