Working in childcare with Level 4 and upwards qualifications such as a degree or HND
With an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) degree, together with some length of relevant experience, you could set up your own nursery or centre.
Some graduates decide to stay at home with their own children and set up a childminding business.
You could enter the teaching profession as a teaching assistant, which tends to be better paid than jobs with a ‘nursery’ or ‘childcare’ job title.
Becoming a Norland Nanny or gaining another professionally recognised Level 4 qualification will allow you to access much higher salaries. If your job is residential, you could live, eat and sleep on site.
Every day is different. It is all about the journey we make with the children, seeing them develop as they mature and watching them grow...
Carrie Packham, deputy manager at a pre-school