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)||Average Salary|
|Primary and nursery education teaching professionals||£32,300|
|Child and early years officers||£25,800|
|Childminders and related occupations||£16,800|
|Nursery nurses and assistants||£14,000|
|Educational support assistant||£13,700|
There are predicted to be 311 new jobs with an estimated 24,631 annual openings.
The current average wage for Childcare related occupations is £17,529 per year.