Skip to content

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

  • Amelia: life as an Early Years Teacher

    ‘A career where you work hard but the rewards are worth it’ Amelia Joyner is an Early Years Teacher with a Level 6 Qualification. She has been the leader of a pre-school in Devon for just over two years and is also a Specialist Early Years Professional, which involves tracking children who are vulnerable to

  • Continue reading See all stories

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

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

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