Do you want to build a career working with children? Are you interested in working in early years childcare, education, playwork or becoming a childminder?

If the answer is yes Sandwell Early Years and Childcare Team are here to help.

Whether you are thinking about what to do after leaving school, are already working with children or looking for a change of career you can now gain a recognised qualification in a way that suits you.

Interested in working with children in Sandwell

Working in childcare in Sandwell  has information on starting a childcare business, becoming a registered childminder, Ofsted registration, business planning, qualifications, training and where to get appropriate support and advice.

Contact Sandwell Early Years


telephone: 0121 569 4960


If you are unable to find a job where you can work and train at the same time, you might like to contact local childcare providers to see if they have any volunteering opportunities to help you get started.

Contact Sandwell Family Information Service for more information about volunteering opportunities and local childcare providers.


Background checks

In order to work with children, either as an employee or as a volunteer, you will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check). Employers will normally arrange this and checks are usually free of charge for volunteers.


Job vacancies

Search for job vacancies in the early years and childcare sector in Sandwell.

More information

For useful career advice and job profiles visit the National Careers Service website.