Child Care Recruitment Agencies Directory

More than 8,000 businesses in the UK provide jobs for about 120,000 people in the Child Care Sector. The field generates about £3 billion in total annual revenue. Though many in the industry are self-employed and work from home, Child Care recruitment agencies are always seeking to fill positions in sectors such as Special Needs Care, and there is a regular demand for Nursery Nurses and their Assistants.

Qualifications and prerequisites to care for children

For many positions in the sector, especially entry-level roles, there are no mandatory qualifications or requirements. Ideal candidates for employment, however, need to be patient, warm, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. On the other hand, Child-Minders hoping to open an in-home nursery will need a Level 3 NVQ in Child Care or a CACHE diploma. Self-employed Child Care Professionals are also required by law to attain certificates in Food Hygiene, Paediatric First Aid, and to register with NNEB or Ofsted.

Pay and gender in the Child Care Sector

Although many men do work in the field, Child Care Professionals are predominantly female, and many are mothers. A high percentage of positions involve long hours, and relatively low pay, but average salaries tend to vary widely by region. At present, the county of Cheshire is one of the highest paying regions for Child Care in the UK.

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