Careers in childcare
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.