Childhood Studies

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


Average salary: £31k

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Average salary: £30k

Teaching assistants

Average salary: £23k

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Primary and nursery education teaching professionals

Average salary: £40k

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Primary and nursery education teaching professionals £46,446
Child and early years officers £26,146
Teaching assistants £16,755
Educational support assistant £18,283
Childminders and related occupations £16,723
Playworkers £15,683
Nursery nurses and assistants £15,517

Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20

There are predicted to be 1,178 new jobs with an estimated 5,971 annual openings.

Average salaries

The current average wage for Childcare related occupations is £22,497 per year.

Childhood Studies

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