The West Midlands offers a huge variety of opportunities for those looking for their next role in the childcare industries. All local authorities within the West Midlands are home to nursery and primary schools, with positions as nursery nurses and teachers always advertised by recruitment agencies within this sector.
Babysitters, nannies and au pairs are also in demand amongst families with working parents. Au pair jobs will generally include accommodation as an added bonus. Recruitment agencies look to employ candidates to put forward to families, offering varied work with a range of people.
Nursery nurses can earn between £6 and £8 per hour, while those in employment in part time babysitting roles may earn little over the minimum wage.
Most childcare roles will require formal qualifications, and often CRB checks. Without qualifications, competition can be tough. Those in employment in the childcare industry will need to be warm, friendly and approachable as well as professional. It is for this reason that many roles are filled via the use of recruitment agencies, who can meet candidates face to face and assess their potential to bond with the families and organisations whose roles they are looking to fill.