Play a part in childcare and children’s development

An array of job and training opportunities are open to those in Hampshire who want to make a positive difference to a child’s early development and, to find out more, Hampshire County Council is inviting residents to a free, information and recruitment event on Tuesday 25 September 2018

Sep 21 2018

In partnership with Job Centre Plus, the County Council is hosting the event to showcase the range of prospects available and provide a chance for people to find out, for example, about childcare apprenticeships, or how to become a self-employed childminder. Additionally, those already working in nurseries and pre-schools, or before and after school and school holiday clubs, can find out about continuous professional development opportunities.

Councillor Keith Mans, Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services at Hampshire County Council, said: “As more parents make the most of the Government funded free 30 hours of early years childcare, the demand for specially trained, qualified staff is rising. Anyone already working in, or considering a career in this specialist area should attend this free event to gather useful information and ask questions. They could even apply for current vacancies while they are there.”

Taking place in Lyndhurst Community Centre the event will be open from 5pm until 8pm.

There will be a wide range of information available, on topics such as CV writing and interview techniques, and a ‘live jobs board' on which early years/childcare providers can advertise their current vacancies.

In addition, visitors to the event will be able to talk to childcare and early years professionals, and County Council early years education specialists, as well as representatives from:
Job Centre Plus - for advice about Universal Credit, working credits and other benefits
National Careers Service
• Colleges offering childcare courses
Hampshire Futures – for information and advice about Apprenticeships

Members of the public can turn up on the day. Further information can be obtained by emailing