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Why work with children?

What's in it for me?

Quality education, care and play for children from birth to 14 years of age makes a real difference to their lives, laying the foundation for all-round development in their crucial formative years and preparing them for adulthood.

Thousands of children are already benefiting from the input of people like you - people who care about children and their future, who have the commitment, energy and enthusiasm to be positive role models, and who value the opportunity for a worthwhile career.

You'd be playing a key role in the lives of the children you care for. Your involvement could help children develop social and learning skills that would stand them in good stead throughout their lives. 

So why work with children? Because children deserve a good start. After all, they're our future.

What will I earn?

Pay levels are set locally, rather than nationally, and are dependent upon the setting in which you work and the number of hours you work. But the better qualified you are, the more experience you get and the higher your level of responsibility - then the higher your salary is likely to be.

For more details information please see our Working in Childcare webpage.

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