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Working in a nursery

Nurseries usually provide full day care for babies and children up to the age of 5.  Some nurseries may also provide holiday or after school care for children aged 5-8 years.  Practitioners work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers providing care and education in a play…

Working in a pre-school

Traditionally pre-schools work with children in the 2-5 year age range during term time only (approximately 33-40 weeks per year). Sessions are usually held in the morning or afternoon for approximately 3 hours. Over the past few years this has slowly changed and now many pre-schools are…

Working in a school

You do not need to be a qualified teacher to work in a school environment as there are opportunities for teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants in many of the schools in Southampton. What do I do next?…

Working in breakfast, after school or holiday clubs

If you are interested in working with children aged usually from 4 to 14 years or even older, then this may be the right area of work for you. It is usually referred to as Playwork and the practitioners as playworkers or playleaders.

Working in Childcare & Early Years

In this section of the website you will find useful information if you're working with children and families, or in a child-related job in the city, or if you're interested in starting a new career in this exciting area of work. To hear from existing professionals…

Working in Childcare - Information for school leavers

Everyone's aware of teaching as a career for people who want to work with children, but there are lots of other opportunities for both men and women.  What about working in nurseries, pre-schools or out of school clubs? There are clear career paths in these…

Working in childcare - What are the options?

If you want to work with children, there are many options open to you. Working in childcare - Information for school leavers We have more information on the following types of work: Working in a breakfast, after-school club or holiday scheme Working in a nursery Working in…

Working in early years, childcare or playwork - Could it be me?

What experience and qualifications do I need? If you are patient and enthusiastic, take responsibility seriously and have a sense of fun, you may have all you need to start your career in early years, childcare or playwork. For some roles you can start with…

Working with other organisations - Sharing your contact details

Southampton City Council works in partnership with many other organisations across the city to enable, encourage and assist young people into education, employment and training. These organisations provide specialist individual support and tailored programmes to help young people access opportunities such as college course, apprenticeships, training…

Working with prisoners' families toolkit

Every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, should have the support they need to: Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy and achieve Make a positive contribution Achieve economic well-being Children of prisoners often have unmet needs in all these areas (Ormiston report 2007). The toolkit…

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