Thinking about working with children?

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It’s hugely varied, rewarding and fun work, so we think it’s a fantastic choice!

Check out our short film, highlighting some of the different roles that are available, what people enjoy about them and how they are progressing their careers.

If you have never worked in childcare and early years, your first step might be to consider taking part in Hampshire's Sector Work-Based Academy Programme. For those who are eligible, the free courses provide a launchpad for working in this fulfilling sector, building the skills and knowledge required.

For more information view the Childcare and Schools flyer, and visit the Hampshire Learns website.

You can also select the options below to find out more about childminder or childcare and early years roles.

What you need to know to
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What you need to know to become a
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Read our success stories

"Being able to earn and learn was a big factor for me. Earning, learning a new skill, and eventually having new qualifications and experiences at the end of it is what attracted me the most."

Chloe, Apprenticeship Program

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