Level 3, Level 2 and Apprentice positions may be available if you contact us
You’ll usually need a level 2 or level 3 qualification in childcare or
The Department for Education (DfE) has
information on all approved childcare qualifications.
If you don’t have a level 2 qualification, you can start out by working
as a nursery assistant where you’ll be supervised by more experienced staff.
This could be a paid job or through volunteering. You could then train while
You may also find it useful to have a level 2 qualification in English and maths which
includes functional skills.
You could get into this career through an apprenticeship.
You'll also need a background check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
excellent communication skills
the ability to work with
children and their families in a sensitive and positive way
creativity and imagination for
planning and organisational
Your day-to-day tasks will include:
planning and supervising activities
like arts and crafts, music and cooking
helping children to learn
numeracy and language skills through games
taking children on outings
feeding and changing babies
observing children and making
notes to write reports
making sure children are safe
With experience, you could become a key worker for one or more children.
You'll monitor their progress and share information about their development
with parents or carers.