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Childcare jobs

Thinking of working in childcare in Dorset? See guidance on childcare roles, finding a job and training.

Job vacancies and career guidance

Our Childcare Jobs website has a lot of useful information regarding:

  • job vacancies
  • details of childcare roles
  • careers information fact sheets
  • childminder registration briefing sessions
  • childcare training and qualifications
  • childcare qualification training providers

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Advice on finding a job

Useful tips on applying for jobs can be found on the GOV website (opens in a new window).

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

Everyone who works with children will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. It is the responsibility of employers to conduct DBS and other relevant checks. This will ensure that their employees are safe and suitable to work with children before they commence employment. More details can be found on the DBS website (opens in a new window).

Recruitment guidance and advice for employers

Our recruiting page provides further guidance, advice and useful information for employers recruiting staff.

Applying for working tax credits

You may be able to claim tax credits to top-up your income if you work 16 hours or more a week. Full details on Working Tax Credits and Child tax Credits can be found on the GOV website (opens in a new window).

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