Will childcare jobs in Norwich meet my working needs?
You may have decided to return to work after an absence for maternity or recovering from a period of sick, you may have decided to have a carer break or a change of carer and now want to work in childcare or you may have decided you would like to return to study or work another job. Whatever your reason for wanting to only work part time hours in childcare jobs in Norwich you are sure to find one which meets your working needs. Employers are finding that many practitioners are unable to work the long full time hours that are commonly required in childcare settings so are now having to consider offering more flexible working hours to meet the needs of their employees and to attract a variety of outstanding practitioners. Although it is important for the employer to meet the needs or employees it also has to make business sense and work for the company so the part time hours may be offered in a variety of ways. Anything under 30 hours is classed as full time so employers may offer 2 or 3 full working days, half days, bank staff or zero hour contracts. These may be flexible so it is important to have a discussion about working hours before you accept any offers for childcare jobs in Norwich.
What experience do I need for childcare jobs in Norwich?
The level of experience required will depend on the position you apply for. Many settings like to see that you have some experience of childcare however many of the childcare courses that are available include some form of work experience so if you have a childcare qualification the chances are you will have enough experience to gain a position. If you have no experience or qualifications you may consider looking for an apprentice position which will enable you to gain the experience you need whist also working. If you do not feel an apprentice position is right for you, you may want to speak to a few settings and consider some volunteer work to gain some of the skills and experience employers are seeking. Most of the experience employers like to see include;
- Working with children
- Some knowledge of the EYFS
- Health and safety in the workplace
- First aid
If you do not have experience or knowledge of these things do not be concerned many of these things will be advertised as desirable not essential in job descriptions so look out for the use of words such as these when applying for childcare jobs in Norwich.