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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

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

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

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 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

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