Facts & Figures

45000 children approximately aged 0-4 in Staffordshire
4500 staff currently employed in settings across Staffordshire (excluding childminders)
480 childcare providers across Staffordshire - 25% have current vacancies

What is childcare?

Childcare is an essential service. Parents depend on reliable childcare to enable them to work; it is also essential for their employers and the economy. It means finding reliable childcare that is professional and nurturing, where children can thrive where children are cared for by someone other than their parents.

Why choose a career in Early Years and Childcare?

  • Challenge - The job varies from day to day.
  • Route to progression - There are great opportunities to train at a higher level. There are many career routes in childcare leading to the possibility of running your own childcare setting, including childminding.
  • Rewarding - It is a chance to see children flourish in their development and become confident, independent learners. For many practitioners working in childcare they don’t see this as a job, they see it as an opportunity to make a real difference to a child’s life.
  • Fun - There will be times where you will be getting messy with children and helping them learn through play. Other times may involve planning a trip to the local farm or working with a child that needs some additional support.
  • Working with others – A career in childcare provides many opportunities to work with others, whether this is a team member, a setting manager or other professionals. Many new skills can be learned through working with others.

Local Early Years and Childcare Jobs

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Local Early Years and Childcare Apprenticeships

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