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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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

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

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

Bethan Hallett, Early Years Assistant

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