P655 Teletext 655 Oct 4 21:50:01      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  CARE FROM HOME  Dear Mike Like many mothers of young children, I am seeking to return to work now my children have started school. However, it appears that unless you work in the school system as I did, there are few jobs which fit into a 9am to 3.30pm framework. I'm therefore thinking of setting up a "before and after" school service for working parents? What do I need to do? Joan, West Yorkshire ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct 4 21:50:04      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  CARE FROM HOME  Mike replies Child minders have to be registered with the local authority. Also, you cannot take on children unless you have been looking after children for some time. If you have worked in a primary school you should be OK. You could look after the children of friends before making an application for registration. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Course vacancy service 640 Mike will only reply on screen, so no SAEs, please. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct 4 21:51:11      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  CARE FROM HOME  Mike replies In return for registration, local authorities can supply the names of parents who approach them looking for childminding facilities. They will also be able to tell you about courses and seminars. You can get details (send SAE) from the National Childminding Assoc. 8 Masons Hill, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9EY And remember, your house needs to be "child proof". ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct 4 21:50:11      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  CARE FROM HOME  Mike replies The number of children that you can look after is strictly limited, usually not more than three together. It is therefore difficult to make a living on a "before and after" school basis. You could perhaps earn more in a part-time job, or by training for more highly paid skills on a "returners" course at a local college ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games