ValChild develops a mechanism for validating informally developed knowledge, skills and competences of childminders. This will support them to seek personalised learning pathways and guidance towards further training and qualifications, facilitating transparency and promoting quality in the services provided.

This mechanism also provides childminder employers and recruiting agencies with evidence of childminder´s competences, measured against a relevant benchmark.

In this context, ValChild will offer informal childminders directions on further learning steps, motivating them at the same time to be part of a more formal framework.

In this way, ValChild supports and reinforces laying the groundwork for childminding policy, in compliance with European regulations and directives.

Period: 1 October 2018 – 31 March 2020