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Working in early years and childcare

If you are interested in a career in early years and childcare, or would like to register as a childminder then you have come to the right place!

Find out more about the different job roles within early years, the qualifications and training available and where the latest job vacancies are.

Watch our short video intro, and read our latest blogs below.

EYCS career stories

  • Bethan: loving her career that fits with life

    “There are always new challenges to keep you on your toes each day and it’s really rewarding to see the children grow up.” 21-year-old Bethan Hallett is an Early Years Assistant at a pre-school setting located on the same site as a primary school. Bethan has been working with children for three years and is

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It fits with family life, but it's also a good career for young people too that are leaving school and college. There are lots of training opportunities and the potential for a long career.

Amelia Joyner, Early Years Teacher

It's such an exciting career because there is something different every day. I go from building dens one minute, to being dressed up and having my face painted the next!

Dan Baxter, owner-manager of FISH

I don't have a background in childcare, I used to work at a solicitor’s practice, but from the minute I did it I loved it, and thought "why didn't I do it sooner?"

Naomi Trussler, Early Years Assistant

We just make such a difference – the happy faces, learning, it’s a really fulfilling job to do. It’s a brilliant career and you couldn't ask for more.

Amelia Joyner, Early Years Teacher

I had lots of on-the-job training through the staff and with my tutor who comes out to me every month

Bethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant