Early Years and Childcare can involve a variety of settings including:
- play groups,
- out of school care,
- child and family centres, and
Early years and childcare practitioners play a vitally important role in supporting children from birth to school age reach their full potential by encouraging their development. Early years and childcare services can be run by local authorities, voluntary sector organisations or privately., With approximately 2,400 businesses within Wales employing over 18,000 people, there are plenty of potential employers out there who could be actively recruiting.
With Government initiatives making early years and childcare provision more accessible, there is an ever increasing demand for qualified and trained practitioners who can provide a high quality service to children, their families and carers.
There are opportunities for everyone, whether you’ve just left school, looking for a career change or returning to work. You could be your own boss and consider self-employment, working from the convenience of your own home as a registered childminder