Careers in childcare

  1. Early Years Practitioner
  2. Playwork Practitioner (You are here)
  3. Childminding

Playwork Practitioner

Working in after school clubs, holiday clubs and breakfast clubs with children aged 4 - 14 years.

If the club has children under 5 years, practitioners will work to the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.

Others with children aged 5 years and over will work to Ofsted's Childcare Register requirements.

The club must have a manager who holds at least a full and relevant level 3 qualification and have a minimum of 2 years experience.

Other staff need to be qualified to a Level 2 or 3 and a percentage can be unqualified.

There is a list of recognised qualifications, the current courses available in the Rotherham area include:

  • Award/Certificate/Diploma in Playwork
  • Degree in Playwork

Many of the Early Years qualifications are acceptable.

There are a range of part-time and full-time study options available.

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