Childcare and Education

Childcare workers have the opportunity to impact children for the rest of their lives! Could this be you?
Across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough there are lots of organisations that will advertise for childcare roles. Cambridgeshire County Council offer positions in childcare and education and The University of Cambridge is one of the biggest recruiters in the region. The education sector had the 5th highest average number of vacancies across CPCA in 2021.
Are you interested in a career working with young children? If so, the Childcare sector could be for you! Many people working with children do not consider it a job but see it as an opportunity to make a difference to a child’s life.
Enthusiasm and communication skills are the top two common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need to be understanding, the ability to remain calm in stressful situations, the ability to work well with others, excellent verbal communication skills, customer service skills, the ability to understand people’s reactions and active listening skills.

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Childcare and Education Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer, this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required