Working in childcare
If you enjoy taking care of young children from birth to 5+ and helping them to play and learn, childcare could be for you.
Many jobs are based in nurseries and play centres, private nurseries and schools. You can also work as a childminder in your home or as a nanny or au pair in someone else’s home. Childcare is not ‘easy’ work and is not as well-paid as teaching. You can start with very few qualifications and work your way up as you obtain higher relevant qualifications. But it is easier to find work if you already have relevant experience and/or qualifications. To set up a childminding business in your own home you need to register with Ofsted and have relevant qualifications.