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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.

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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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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

It's seeing the progress in the children that I really like

Bethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant

As I have been doing my qualifications I have built my future and my career, but we've also nurtured the children because as I have become more qualified, I have understood how to teach them and how to play with them and help them achieve

Bethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant

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

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