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Neonatal nursery nurses (NNNs) are employed mainly in special care baby units (SCBU).
The Government-endorsed Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) accreditation, launched in 2007, was designed to create a graduate-led workforce in the early years sector.
Children's hospices are charities. They rely on public generosity to help children and their families who are living with the kind of life-limiting or life-threatening conditions that mean they will not reach adulthood.
Ofsted inspects or regulates early years services including childminders, childcare on domestic premises, day nurseries, playgroups and pre-schools, private nursery schools, and holiday play schemes.
Day-nursery baby rooms cater for babies aged from six weeks to around 18 months, and are typically open from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the year.
The managing director of a nursery chain has responsibility for overseeing sustainability and driving long-term growth.
Hospital play specialists (HPS) work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in hospitals, hospices and other community-based settings.
Anne Hayes looks at what it takes to work as a creche manager
Childcare recruitment consultants (CRCs) work on behalf of employers to match nurseries and chains, children's centres, charities, large corporate companies and parents, with suitable applicants for employment.
A three-year project, funded by Youth Music, studied the effect of music-making on more than 400 under-fives attending early years settings.