About Childcare

A career in Childcare is very rewarding. It is also both demanding and fun and is a very responsible job. Working with children in their earliest years requires a great deal of patience and lots of energy. 

Excellent attendance, commitment and good communication skills are vital.  If you are a caring and nurturing person who enjoys meeting different people and you have a genuine interest in working with children then, this could be the ideal career for you.

Each working day in childcare will bring a variety of responsibilities, from supporting children with everyday care routines such as meal and rest times, to supporting or providing a wide range of interesting & stimulating indoor and outdoor activities to promote enjoyment and development.

We offer qualifications in both Childcare Early Years and Childcare Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools.

How do you get into Childcare?

If you are already employed in a Childcare setting then apply to Total People to enquire what qualifications you could start working towards.

If you do not currently have a job in Childcare then you can register your interest with Total People and our friendly Training Advisers will contact you to advise you of the different options available.

You can apply online and register your details here.

Before you can begin working with children you will need enhanced background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - formerly the Criminal Records Bureau. Again Total People will be able to give you advice to support with this.