Residents interested in starting a career as a childminder can access a free online information session this October.
Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet member for education, said: "Childminding is a career that provides rewarding opportunities to work with children and their families. As a childminder you will be supporting children in their important early years development and providing an exciting start to their adventures in life.
"Our information session will give you the details you need to decide if childminding is right for you and what skills and qualifications are required for the role.
"With our dedicated team we can help you every step of the way, supporting you with training opportunities, guidance on how to register as a childminder and ongoing support throughout your childminding career."
The session will take place online using Microsoft Teams on Thursday 1 October, from 7pm to 9pm. If you are interested in attending, email our Family Information Service (FIS) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on childminding, goAsk Thurrock: becoming a childminder.