Working in early years and childcare

If you are interested in a career in early years and childcare, 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.

EYCS career stories

  • Bethan: loving her career that fits with life

    “There are always new challenges to keep you on your toes each day and it’s really rewarding to see the children grow up.” 21-year-old Bethan Hallett is an Early Years Assistant at a pre-school setting located on the same site as a primary school. Bethan has been working with children for three years and is

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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 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

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

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