The childcare sectors have always been popular with those who want to be involved in the development of children in their formative years. The UK Childcare market was worth £5.5 billion in 2018 and continues to grow at a rapid rate so now is a perfect time to join this exciting and rewarding sector.
To be successful in this field, you will need to demonstrate a caring, compassionate regard for those in your care, be creative and energetic in your outlook and be prepared to work long hours. The average salary for a Childcare Worker is £21,000. As a Child and Early Years Officer, you could earn up to £24,523 working in London.
Career options at a glance include:
This qualification is designed to stimulate interest and encourage your understanding of the childcare skills and knowledge needed to care for young children.
This course prepares you to work with children between birth and five years with compulsory work placement to gain practical childcare skills and experience.