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.

Read our latest blogs below.

EYCS career stories

  • Naomi: Early Years Assistant and room leader

    ‘It is completely different to anything that I have done before, but it is something that I really enjoy.’ Naomi Trussler is an Early Years Assistant with a Level 2 Qualification. She works at a brand-new school campus which caters for children aged between 2 and 16 years. Naomi is currently the room leader for

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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

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

It's seeing the progress in the children that I really like

Bethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant

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