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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.

 

 

It may seem simple but first impressions are essential for a more successful interview outcome:

  • Ensure you plan your travel to the interview and allow plenty of time
  • Aim to arrive 10 minutes early
  • Wear Smart clothing (unless instructed otherwise)
  • Avoid wearing excessive jewellery, especially as you may complete a work trial with the children
  • Research the nursery/company
  • Practice questions you may get asked in particular in terms of the EYFs and safeguarding
  • Feel confident in yourself and believe you are the right person for the role

If you have any questions or need further support speak to your consultant, our role is to ensure you have the best possible opportunity to gain the role that matches your requirements!!