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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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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

  • Trevor and Claire: childminding – the most important career ever

    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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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

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

Bethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant

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

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 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