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.

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Please take a moment to interact with the Labour Market Information (LMI) card to explore the different job opportunities available.

The Labour Market Information will give you an insight into the skills you will need for future employment and details such as:

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Job Opportunities

Explore the jobs you can apply for, once you complete different course levels.


Early Years Practitioner


Early Years Educator

Nursery Worker

Safeguarding Officer

Youth Support Worker

Children, Young People & Families Manager

Children, Young People & Families Practitioner

Early Years Lead Practitioner

Nursery Manager

Child Protection Officer

Early Years Lead Teacher

Play Therapist

Social Worker

Youth Worker

Childhood Studies

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