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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 14:23

Why work in Childcare?

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Over the last few years campaigners in the sector have worked tirelessly to improve the status of working in the sector. This has finally paid off and a career in childcare carries the importance it now deserves. 

There are many benefits to working in the sector;

  • Develop children whilst you learn - everyday children learn new skills, which brings new experiences for you enhancing your knowledge daily of children’s development.
  • Rewarding - Seeing children reach their milestones is a fantastic experience.
  • Increased salaries - over the last couple of years the salaries in the sector have increased
  • Career path - there are many different routes within the childcare sector, such as; teaching, management, special needs, SENCO

Characteristics needed

  • Lots of energy - Children themselves are very energetic so keeping up is hard (especially as you can’t join them in their afternoon nap)
  • Warm and caring - Young children need lots of love and cuddles to get them through the day
  • Ability to multi-task - every day is different and within each hour there can be multiple things to be done at once
  • Great observational skills - ensuring children are kept safe at all times is an essential part of the role
  • Administration skills - children’s daily activities and milestones need to be recorded daily

Routes to childcare

  • Start an apprenticeship
  • Go to college to study level 2/2 or 3 in Childcare
  • Voluntary work to ascertain if the role is right for you
  • look for employment as a nursey assistant in a nursery or with a childminder

If you are considering childcare and need some advice please get in touch. If you are looking for a new opportunity anywhere throughout the UK give us a call: 08448225727 or send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.