Working in childcare

If you are interested in working with childcare there are a range of rewarding career opportunities available.

Childcare jobs include:

  • Childminders
  • Nursery workers
  • Pre-school or playgroup staff and playworkers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Crèche leaders

Register to become a childminder or childcare provider on GOV.UK

Training and qualifications

There are training and qualifications in childcare, but you don’t always need these to work in childcare. The level of training or qualifications you need will depend on the type of work you want to do.

Find out more about childcare career options

Find out about childcare BTEC Diplomas and Certificates from:

View childcare degrees on UCAS