Early Years & Childcare Job Roles

Fancy a new career direction? Find out what it takes to work in a range of early years jobs, with advice from Anne Hayes on skills, qualifications and training.

Job Roles

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My working life ... Forest school leader

Like those working indoors, forest school practitioners must juggle play, learning and development,...

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My working life ... Nursery chef

Making meals for 40 young children every day requires attention to detail - and skill in baking Peppa...

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My working life ... Paediatric nurse

The role of a paediatric nurse requires a huge amount of not just clinical but communication-related...

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My working life ... Playgroup manager

Gabriella Jozwiak hears about running a setting that is dismantled each day.

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My working life... Health visitor

Gabriella Jozwiak finds out about the multi-faceted role of a health visitor.

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My working life... Mobile creche manager

Gabriella Jozwiak speaks to Claire Adams about childcare on the move.

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My working life ... Speech and language therapist

Kate Freeman tells Gabriella Jozwiak about her vital role.

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My working life ... Head of children's services

Kristina Lastoweckyi tells Jackie Cosh about the responsibilities and challenges involved in heading...

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My working life... Registered nutritionist

Julia Wolman tells Jackie Cosh about her challenging but rewarding role

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My working life ... Childcare assessor

Joanne Fisher talks to Jackie Cosh about what her role involves.

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