i want to look after my nieces as a job

(3 Posts)
daniellejl94 Thu 12-May-16 16:48:09

I have my level 3 in Children and Young Peoples Workforce, and i'm currently between jobs, my sister has just got a new job and doesn't have childcare. She asked me if i wanted to do it and i would love looking after my nieces as a job but we don't know if its possible for me to be paid to look after my own nieces? Like i said i have the qualifications to look after children i am just struggling to find a job.

starpatch Thu 12-May-16 19:17:47

I was on an information session for potential childminders a couple of weeks ago and this came up. Yes you can be paid and you don't have to be a registered childminders as you are family. But she can't claim tax credits for your care.

TiredOfSleep Fri 13-May-16 16:18:54

Provided you don't have parental responsibility you can, but you'd have to be a nanny and care for them in their home. I'm sure you would have to be registered with ousted to childmind them in your home as you're taking money.

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