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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
Trevor and his wife Claire set up Kingwood Childcare in Mid Devon seven years ago. They started as childminders with 14 children on the books, numbers grew steadily and so they changed their offer to Childcare on Domestic Premises. Today they run a successful nursery with over 320 children, employing many staff.
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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 had lots of on-the-job training through the staff and with my tutor who comes out to me every monthBethan 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 achieveBethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant
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
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