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At Home Childcare Service - for childcarers

The Family Information Service's At Home Childcare Service offers parents, Ofsted registered childcare in their own home.

To become an At Home Childcarer:

  • You must have a childcare qualification at Level 2 equivalent, or a qualification in a related field such as nursing, teaching or youth work
  • Applicants without a suitable qualification must demonstrate that they have extensive experience in childcare
  • You must have at least one weekday availability for work
  • You must be a resident of Brighton & Hove

Benefits of becoming an At Home Childcarer:

  • Working hours to suit your lifestyle
  • Competitive and flexible own rates of pay
  • Application support including Ofsted registration, DBS and Public Liability insurance for the first year, and free Safeguarding Children training
  • Ongoing administrative support including Lone Working advice
  • Access to many job opportunities, including bank work in Childrens Centre creches and nurseries

Quotes from At Home Childcarers:

"I am really enjoying the flexible nature of my employment and the time I get to spend looking after children, and the families I work for seem to appreciate this too."

"With days spent at the park and beach with the babies in my charge, I think I must have the best job in the world!"

To find out more about becoming an At Home Childcarer:

Read our At Home Childcare information pack.

If you decide to apply, you may be invited to an informal meeting and interview, at which you can:

  • Decide if working as an At Home Childcarer is for you
  • Find out about the different types of work you can do
  • Discuss values and issues in At Home Childcare work
  • Learn about relevant legislation
  • Find out about other local training opportunities
  • Discuss your own career needs and interests 

Please contact FIS on 01273 293545 or email , for more information or to book an appointment.


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore Brighton and Hove Family Information Service and Brighton and Hove City Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. For further guidance please read Choosing Services Safely

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