Using the full potential of students Students who are completing a variety of course from level one and two up to those completing degrees will all require at some point during their course to complete some work experience. Work experience gives students the vital hands-on experiences they need to gain knowledge and skills. Students have a … [Read more...] about Having students within the workplace
Careers in Childcare
Is passion enough to work childcare?
Do you agree that working in childcare is built on passion? Childcare has previously been a job that was built on passion and an adoration of working with children under five. This use to be enough to gain you a job within early years setting with qualifications taking a back seat, however, more and more is being done to up skill the … [Read more...] about Is passion enough to work childcare?
We are Early Years Educators not Teachers
What is the difference between an Early Years Educator and a Teacher? For many people including parents and practitioners, there is no difference between an early years educators and a teacher. However, there is a vast difference. Early years practitioners or educators are often highly trained, highly skilled individuals who are … [Read more...] about We are Early Years Educators not Teachers
Have you had enough of working in childcare?
The hours are long, the pay is low and the paperwork is never-ending; is this going force you into changing your career in working in childcare? Childcare is a rewarding career to have, watching children develop and grow into independent, opinionated little people. Many practitioners say they chose to start working in childcare … [Read more...] about Have you had enough of working in childcare?
The influence of male practitioners in childcare settings
How can an increase in male practitioners benefit childcare settings? There are currently many local and national concerns regarding boys’ levels of academic achievement in comparison to the achievement of girls across the education system. In a bid to narrow, and eventually close, the ‘gender attainment gap’ many local authorities are calling … [Read more...] about The influence of male practitioners in childcare settings
Next steps to your career in Childcare
Various stages to your career in childcare When you decide to move into a career in childcare there are many great opportunities that can lead to some fantastic careers in childcare. Opportunities range from gaining a level 3 qualification to qualifying as an early years teacher. If you want to work with children or are looking to further your … [Read more...] about Next steps to your career in Childcare
Why choose a Career in Childcare?
Why embark on a career in childcare? For those that decide on a career in childcare there can be many contributing factors, for many they see this as a challenge, fun and rewarding job. So why choose a career in childcare? Challenge - Many people thrive on a challenge and working with children provides you with many of these. As the job … [Read more...] about Why choose a Career in Childcare?
Other childcare career options
What other childcare career options are there? Many people that are thinking of embarking on a career in childcare first think about working in a nursery, however there are other options to consider. Nanny A nanny is someone who looks after a child in the family's house. Some nannies have the option of living in. This job can … [Read more...] about Other childcare career options
Working in a Pre School
Would you like to work in a Pre-school What is a pre-school? Some people associate a Pre-School with a playgroup, in today's society the word Pre-school is more commonly known rather than the word playgroup. A Pre-school provides children from 2 to 5 years with early year’s education and vast play opportunities. Some settings offer childcare as … [Read more...] about Working in a Pre School
Starting your Career in Childcare
Are you thinking of starting a career in childcare? Starting a career in childcare can be very daunting, especially if this is your first career move. Follow our simple steps to help you on your way. Searching for a childcare job When searching for your ideal childcare job ensure you have the right qualifications for the job. Once you … [Read more...] about Starting your Career in Childcare