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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

  • Dan: offering fresh, creative and fun out of school clubs

    ‘It’s such a rewarding career…….because there is something different every day’ Daniel and Sarah Baxter are owner-managers of FISH, a childcare setting that provides breakfast, afterschool and holiday clubs for three to twelve-year-olds. Their setting is the largest private out-of-school care provider in Devon, furnishing a wide range of activities for children. From science experiments,

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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

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

Bethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant

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

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