Choose a Childcare Career

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From September 2025 many working parents will be able to access funded childcare for their child, from nine months old up to school age.The roll out will start from April 2024 and the demand for funded spaces will increase in Reading.

Now is a great time to start offeringgovernment funded childcare places!

Have you ever thought about working with young children?

Now is a great time to try.

There are many fantastic early years opportunities in Reading, so choose a career you can be proud of where you can gain qualifications,continue to train, learn and progress while helping children have the best start in life. A few things to consider first:

  • Do you enjoy being with children?
  • Do you like to help babies and children play, learn and develop?
  • Can you communicate effectively?
  • Do you have a positive and friendly approach?

If you answered yes, consider a career in childcare. See attached leaflets for more details in downloads

Become a Childminder 

Become an Early Years Practitioner 

Become a Playworker

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Page last reviewed: 20/02/2024

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