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

  • Dan: offering fresh, creative and fun out of school clubs

    ‘It’s such a rewarding career…….because there is something different every day’ Daniel and Sarah Baxter are owner-managers of FISH, a childcare setting that provides breakfast, afterschool and holiday clubs for three to twelve-year-olds. Their setting is the largest private out-of-school care provider in Devon, furnishing a wide range of activities for children. From science experiments,

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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

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

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

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