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Working with babies and children is an extremely rewarding profession, one that helps children have the best start in life.

Working in the Early Years and Childcare Service

You can get so much out of working with babies and children. It’s a role with impact, where you have the opportunity to teach something new and make a difference that lasts a lifetime. You can be part of a team, lead a team or be your own boss and become a childminder. The hours can be flexible and seeing children’s faces when they have achieved a new skill is amazing.

This is a guide to working in the early years and childcare sector and will help you to make a more informed choice about your career options as well as helping you to be clear about what steps to take next.

Inside this guide you will find information on:

  • job roles
  • qualifications
  • training and development pathways
  • where to look for jobs
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There are many different roles in early years and childcare. You can work in:

 

Why I enjoy working in early years and childcare

Luke Coombe – Team Leader (Early Years) shares what they enjoy about working in early years

Paul Dickson – Childminder (Early Years) shares what they enjoy about working in early years

Amelia Searle – Childminder Assistant (Early Years) shares what they enjoy about working in early years



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