Childcare and Education

Childcare workers have the opportunity to impact children for the rest of their lives! Could this be you?

Dorset’s wide range of educational and childcare providers are a significant local strength. There are over 30 skills and learning centres, a strong network of over 200 independent training providers, three good colleges, and three world-class universities with global reputations. Apart from creating exciting opportunities to learn, develop and grow locally, local educational providers are also among the largest employers, offering meaningful and highly skilled work to over 30,000 people in Dorset. You can find many opportunities on your doorstep advertised by Bournemouth University, Arts University Bournemouth, AECC University College, Bournemouth and Poole College, Weymouth College, Kingston Maurward, as well as Ambitions Academy, Tops Day Nursery, and local councils are also actively recruiting in the sector.
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