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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

  • Naomi: Early Years Assistant and room leader

    ‘It is completely different to anything that I have done before, but it is something that I really enjoy.’ Naomi Trussler is an Early Years Assistant with a Level 2 Qualification. She works at a brand-new school campus which caters for children aged between 2 and 16 years. Naomi is currently the room leader for

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What I do makes a difference to those children and that for me is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job.

Amelia Joyner, Early Years Teacher

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

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 seeing the progress in the children that I really like

Bethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant