A Career In Childcare
A career in childcare is certainly one of most rewarding choices that you could make. Whether you’re working in a nursery, school, as a social worker or fostering children.
Click on the orange links below and you will be provided with some detailed information about the qualifications that you will need to gain in order to pursue that particular career path.
If you have any questions about any of this information, please call Crackerjack Training and speak to a member of the team.
Nursery Worker – Nursery assistant, pre-school assistant, playgroup assistant, nanny, childcare worker – Nursery workers help babies and children up to 5 years old to develop and learn in a safe and supportive environment.
Early Years Teacher – Early years teachers, also known as nursery teachers, are specialists in early childhood development.
Montessori Teacher – Montessori teachers help very young children to grow in confidence, and learn at their own pace.
Primary School Teacher – Primary school teachers look after the educational, social, physical and emotional development of children from ages 5 to 11.
Nursery Manager – Early years educator, pre-school manager – Nursery managers run early years childcare centres, providing day care for babies and young children from birth to 5 years.
Social Worker – Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse, and support people to live independently.
Youth Worker – Youth workers guide and support young people aged 11 to 25. They organise activities to help with personal and social development.
Family Support Worker – Family support workers help and advise families with long- or short-term difficulties.
Play Worker – Playworkers support children and young people to create their own spaces and opportunities for play.
Play Therapist – Play therapists help children to make sense of difficult life experiences or complex psychological issues through play.
Childminder – Childminders care for babies, toddlers and children in their own home, supporting their learning and development.
Nanny – Nannies work in private homes caring for their employer’s babies and young children.
Foster Carer – Foster carers look after children and young people who can’t be looked after in their own homes.