It can be daunting to take the plunge into a new career – especially if you’re not entirely sure what to expect. But if you’re looking for something that’s rewarding, good fun, and has the potential to change lives, then Early Learning and Childcare could be a great career move for you.

We’re looking for people who are caring, creative, and full of energy and ideas. There are plenty of jobs out there and lots of potential for career development, learning qualifications, and perhaps most importantly there’s a whole load of job satisfaction to be had.

Here are our top 5 reasons to move into a career in Early Learning and Childcare.

1/ Your work will change lives

Whether you’re a parent going back to work, or you’re looking for a new challenge – Early Learning and Childcare is a truly rewarding job, and an accessible career.

For a start, you can help children learn new skills and develop their personalities. You’ll also be making a difference to their brain development, which means you can have a crucial impact on their whole life. And it’s not just the children’s lives you’ll be changing – your career and outlook on life will take on a whole different shape too.

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2/ Every single day is different – and full of life!

Early Learning and Childcare offers a fun, creative and challenging role. There’s no sitting behind a desk all day with this career. The career brings a whole load of job (and life) satisfaction.

You’ll be part of a team, working together with colleagues, helping children follow a structured learning path. Best of all, as the children develop you get to see the results for yourself. This job is active, fun, and creative but one that’s also about learning.

3/ It’s great if you’re a parent because…

  • It’s a role that can fit around your family
  • You could receive funded training
  • It’s a new challenge
  • It’s a family friendly job with no travelling or overnight stays
  • You can be sure you’ll be good at this – because you have experience of children these ages (your own!)

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4/ It’s great if you’re changing career because…

  • There are training options which allow you to earn as you learn
  • You’ll get accessible training, gain qualifications – and be a professional
  • You’ll be in a stable career with opportunities to progress
  • There are sociable hours
  • It’s work you’ll be proud of
  • It’ll keep you much more active than ordinary ‘office jobs’
  • It’ll give you a new challenge

5/ You’ll meet like-minded people

When you choose a career in Early Learning and Childcare, you can be sure that you’ll meet lots of like-minded people. You’ll be working in a close-knit team who are all dedicated and passionate about helping young children develop, learn and grow.

You’ll also be interacting with parents and carers on a daily basis. And if you progress to management level, it will be your responsibility to take the lead in building positive relationships with every single child and their family.

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