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.
We also run a range of free short courses to help you gain new skills and decide if studying in this area is for you.
Career options at a glance include: