Child Care

Overview

You can play a vital part in the most important and exciting stage of a child’s life! 

This qualification can give you a basis in which to start a rewarding career supporting children in their development, whether you wish to be a nursery assistant, a primary school teacher of teaching assistant this course will develop essential skills for you to build upon. 

Level 1 will explore the basics of working within the Early Years industry, learning the skills needed to become an Early Years Practitioner. Level 2 will cover a variety of aspects of caring for children and supporting their needs, such as child development, safeguarding and well-being. 

Here you can look forward to the opportunity to put your skills into use with work placements in the early years sector.  


Career Prospects

Childminders and related occupations

Annual pay
£20,800
Workforce change
12%
Hours/week
38
Replacement
34%

The workforce is projected to expand by 12% over the period to 2024, adding 17,528 jobs. In the same period, 34% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 49,781 job openings.

Role description

Childminders and related occupations provide day-to-day care of children within a domestic setting, and supervise and participate in their play, educational and other activities.

Common tasks

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