Careers in Early Years
Would you like a career that is challenging, rewarding,
important and most of all enjoyable? There are a range of
professional occupations available, providing exciting
opportunities and a rewarding career.
Before you commit to any training or employment, we
recommend that you consider our 'Choices Pathway'. The pathway
deals with careers in early years education, childcare, play work
and family support, in particular job roles working within the
Early Years Foundation Stage (0-5 years).
To begin with, we recommend that you attend the following:
Choices Information Session
'Choices' is a free information session that will help you
decide whether working with children, young people and their
families is for you. The session includes:
- The importance of working with children, young people and their
- Skills and qualities required
- The range of employment opportunities available
- Qualifications and career development
- Identifying next steps.
Following this session, depending on your
individual circumstances, we can work with you to identify
appropriate routes for achieving your goals towards working with
children, young people and their families, including advice on
relevant qualifications and career opportunities.
Childminding Information Session
If you are interested in caring for children in your own home,
then it is essential that you attend an initial free 'Childminding
Information Session', which will help you to decide if childminding
is a suitable career for you, before making a commitment.
Information regarding the local authority approved training course
will be provided, which you must complete before you can register
with Ofsted, as specified in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2012,
For more information or to book a place on any of the
Information Sessions, you can call the Recruitment Team for Early
Years and Childcare on 01905 822658 / 822659 / 822660,
There are a number of resources available:
Looking for voluntary opportunities?
- Are you looking for voluntary opportunities in childcare or
- The Childcare Recruitment Service (CRS) holds details of unpaid
opportunities in early years and playwork settings in
Worcestershire, including work trials, work placements/experience
our online search facility for details
- For additional voluntary opportunities working with children
and families, visit the following websites:
- For voluntary opportunities in other areas, visit the following
Looking for paid work?
- The Childcare Recruitment Service (CRS) holds details of
current vacancies in early years and playwork settings in
Worcestershire and also profiles of people looking for paid work in
our online search facility for details of current
- If you wish to register your details with the CRS, we will add
your profile to our job seekers pages, so that local employers know
that you are looking for work
- View an example of a job seeker profile (PDF
- If you would like to find out more about registering as a
job seeker contact 01905 822658 / 822659 or 822660 or email
- Our publication, Get That Job (PDF 2.07
MB), gives some useful advice on getting that first position in
If you are unable to download or open any of
the leaflets or guides available from these pages and would like to
request hard copies, please complete our enquiry form.
Finally, don't forget that Worcestershire's Early Help Hub can
provide Family Advice and Support in relation to childcare,
financial assistance, activities and much more.
Visit the Early Help Hub website: www.earlyhelphub.co.uk
Telephone 01905 822666.
This page was last reviewed 21 February 2014 at 16:59.
The page is next due for review 20 August 2015.