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Childminder Average UK Salary & Prospects

Childminders care for babies, toddlers and children in their own home, supporting their learning and development.

  • Remove hazards and develop appropriate boundaries and rules to create a safe environment for children.  
  • Instruct and assist children in the development of health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet behavior.  
  • Instruct children in safe behavior, such as seeking adult assistance when crossing the street and avoiding contact
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Childminders typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Childminder you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
24,758 GBP *
per year
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Childminder
  • 24,883 GBP
Average salary for part-time Childminder
Average salary for full-time Childminder

  • 10,238 GBP
  • 10,187 GBP
  • 24,758 GBP
  • 24,883 GBP
Pay over time for Childminder

Pay for this role has increased slightly over time
  • 19,228 GBP
  • 20,131 GBP
  • 21,232 GBP
  • 22,042 GBP
  • 23,727 GBP
  • 24,758 GBP
  • 23,689 GBP

Future outlook for Childminders

Very good outlook
25 000+ jobs available
Very good outlook
4% yearly wage growth (on average)
Balanced outlook
56% chance of automation in the future

Childminder - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Childminder and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 61% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • 13% of people in this role have do not have GCSEs or equivalent qualifications
  • 9% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

You'll need:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • customer service skills
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Childminder


Things to highlight for your Childminder interview

Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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