Children naturally form the centre of all careers in this sector, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a diverse range of roles to choose from. You could decide upon working in a school or nursery environment, or set up your own personal business as a childminder or nanny!
You could be influencing the development of young people in a number of different ways, helping them to learn through play at a young age as a nursery nurse, or teaching them essential life skills as a primary school teacher. Rewarding, well-paid career opportunities are open in every position.
Top Career Opportunities
|Top Job (By Salary)||Number of Jobs in 2016||Number of Job in 2020||Average Salary|
|Primary and nursery education teaching professionals||46,010||46,243||£46,446|
|Child and early years officers||3,061||3,083||£26,146|
|Educational support assistant||12,826||12,879||£18,283|
|Childminders and related occupations||4,055||4,166||£16,723|
|Nursery nurses and assistants||18,909||19,535||£15,517|
Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20
There are predicted to be 1,178 new jobs with an estimated 5,971 annual openings.
The current average wage for Childcare related occupations is £22,497 per year.