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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
Gabi started her childminding business ‘The Little Children’s House’ in the South Hams 3 years ago. Gabi has an Early Childhood Montessori teaching diploma which she uses to provide flexible Montessori childcare to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage in a child-led environment.
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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
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
It's seeing the progress in the children that I really likeBethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant