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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

  • 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

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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

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

There are always new challenges to keep you on your toes each day and it's really rewarding to see the children grow up

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