Telford event opens doors to childcare careers

People interested in exploring a career in childcare were able to find out more about exciting, local opportunities in the sector at a careers and training event.

Telford event opens doors to childcare careers

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Early Years and Childcare team hosted the session at Southwater One, Telford on Wednesday 27 July (10am-4pm).

Childcare practitioners and training providers highlighted latest vacancies with local nurseries and offered information about recognised training programmes and qualifications which can support this career pathway.

This latest event, which targeted both school leavers who are looking to explore career pathways and those already in employment looking for a career change, was an 'open door' event.

Children were also welcome to attend on the day and for those unable to visit they could register their details for updates about latest childcare and early years opportunities.

Childcare workers enjoy working with children, they are self-motivated, nurturing, caring and have a genuine interest in each individual child’s wellbeing, development and play.

Those working in early years & childcare settings, schools and as childminders are responsible for providing care, learning and development as set out by the Department for Education and will work with children from birth onwards. 

Councillor Shirley Reynolds (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, said:  “Childcare is a very rewarding career, whether that’s working in a nursery environment or as a childminder.

“There are lots of opportunities in the sector locally and this latest event was an opportunity for people to explore them and find out more about what a career in childcare and working with children involves.

“For anyone who is passionate and enthusiastic about enabling children to become happy and confident learners who can reach their full potential then this could be the perfect career.”

Councillor Eileen Callear (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy, Employment and Skills, said: “We were pleased to welcome childcare employers and training providers to this latest event at Southwater One.

“It gave people the opportunity to find out more about the employment opportunities that exist in childcare across the Telford and Wrekin borough and hopefully helped local nurseries to recruit new employees and fill some of the gaps in this service area.”