Childcare careers

Children - Child care

Working in childcare can be rewarding in many different ways. You can look forward to a fun and interesting career that will give you status as a role model for children and young people of all ages.

You will be in a position to make a real difference to children in the early years of their lives and you will have the chance to pick up a range of new skills though professional training. Our team will give you information about a variety of courses, from certificates in first aid to diplomas.

Many childcare jobs also allow you the flexibility to fit your career around your home life. In some cases you can choose working hours that suit you. You could start your own business by becoming a child-minder or setting up your own nursery, giving you the freedom to be your own boss.

Your salary and financial benefits will depend on your employer. These can include all kinds of things, from on-going training, mentoring and support, schemes to improve your work-life balance, to a company pension and private health schemes.