Early years careers

There are a range of careers available to those who want to work with children 0-5. 

Early years practitioners can work in

  • local authorities settings including children’s centres or family wellbeing centres
  • nursery classes in primary schools or maintained nursery schools
  • private and voluntary sector organisations including nurseries and pre-schools

Or as childminders in their own home.


Qualifications for working as an early years practitioner

Qualifications are crucial for career paths that involve caring for children as a childminder, in a private setting or in a school.


Courses for those who want to work, or are already working, Brent childcare settings are available from Brent Start

Practitioners already employed in in a Brent childcare setting can also access training courses for their continuous professional development at Best Brent.