Early Years Childcare & Education

Careers in the Early Years Childcare & Education industries.

The Early Years, Childcare & Education sector is made up of highly-trained professionals who inspire and help children to develop – making this a very rewarding career.

Career Options

Working with children can be a very rewarding career, whether you want to work with early years, school children or teenagers. Working within this sector will give you the chance to travel should you wish to do so working within different cultures helping children across the world.

We offer two tailored career packages in this sector:


Although the main recruitment areas for childcare are within the charity and education sector there are surprisingly more industries which require the skills needed to work with children.

Whilst working within this industry each day you will get to inspire, shape and support a young person’s life. And as a highly regulated area, it is important you hold the right skills, qualifications and experience to excel in your career.

Other careers you may consider include:

Employment opportunities

This sector is set to grow by 3.8% by 2024 as well as 33.4% of current workers set to retire, meaning thousands of jobs will be available within the sector.

What do I need?

To be successful within this industry you must have patience, a passion for helping others and enthusiasm.

What can I earn?

For those within primary and nursery education the average annual salary is £37,400 and those within further education the average annual salary is £39,500.*

*information from youthemployment