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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 and childcare, the qualifications and training available and where the latest job vacancies are.

Early years careers

Are you a school leaver, graduate or perhaps looking for a career change or returning to work after a break? There are jobs and training available to suit all levels, start your new career today.

Childminding and nannying

The essential information you will need to become a childcare provider, including childminder and nanny.

EYCS career stories

  • Naomi: Early Years Assistant and room leader

    Naomi Trussler is an Early Years Assistant with a Level 2 Qualification. She is currently the room leader for children aged two at a brand-new school campus which caters for children aged between 2 and 16 years.

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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 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

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

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

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