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  1. #1
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    Default Registered childminder

    Does anyone know what the legal requirements of becoming a childminder are in NZ?????

    There are regular inspections and courses you HAVE to go to in GB but no qualifications required.

    Is there a need for a childminder?

    Looking at all my options, if a part time job that meets my needs is not found when we get settled.

    Jan xx

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    Hi Jan

    They are always advertising for childminders (caregivers) here in whangarei. That may just be a local shortage, I am not sure.

    I just had a look in yesterdays paper and cannot find one of their ads, but I will have a look in some more I have later and let you know any details.

    Barnados do a kidstart thing which is basically childminding, so their website may be worth a look.

    This is somehting I had considered myself, just wasn't sure how it would fit in with my children?! Or even if it was cost effective since I would imagine you have to have certain degree of available toys and I am not sure how I would feel about other children playing with our toys!

    Will let you know if I find anything

    Amanda

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    Thankyou Amanda.

    I work part time at the moment 8.30 - 1 pm, mon - thurs. Hardly a job but it gets me out of the house. I will look for a job when we are settled but don't hold my breath.

    I think Iv'e got those rose tinted glasses on because I quite like the idea of looking after kids whose parents need someone like me, to go to work. My mum is one, and a real gem at that.

    I can see myself with a kid or two going for nice long leisurely walks.
    We are coming to the North Shore, Orewa. Nice beach.

    I will see how things pan out when we arrive.

    Jan xx

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    hello jan there are two that i know of first one is PORSE alot like the ncma in the uk, lots to learn as they have a different system of learning and the wages are crap, no start up grant .and you need to be a resident.
    second one is KIDS FIRST again like the ncma in the uk really crap wages $4.00 per hour and you cant charge more then that and $2.45 YOU WILL BE TAXED ON. and again you have to be a resident
    i think that if you want to call yourself a childminder you have to be registered with one of these due to legal requirements but not if you are a family member or doing it as a one off.
    if you do it in their home you have to call your self a nanny and have a contract with the parents.
    they both have web sites if you need more info let me know.

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    Thankyou for that Liz.

    I am deffo going to try to get myself a little job first but will look into the whole process when we are settled.



    Jan xx

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