It happens like that for some people, they suddenly know exactly what they want to do as a career and for others it sort of creeps up on them, bang in the middle of doing something completely different. The tell tale signs that it is time for a change is when you really feel that what you are doing at the moment just isn’t right. That old expression ‘you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time’ really matters.
“Forging a successful career relies on you exuding energy, genuine interest and excitement, if that isn’t happening bosses and decision makers either know it absolutely, or sense it subliminally that you might be in the wrong job. Either way it’s a problem for you, not them. A career takes a big chunk out of your day, your week, your year.”
Choosing a new career in childcare is stimulating, emotionally rewarding and fun. For many it is a vocational choice, they wouldn’t dream of doing anything else. Ask them about it, they’ll tell you that it was the best choice they ever made. For others the trigger came from a little bit of pragmatism (and btw there is nothing wrong with that) they wanted to find a way, a bridge to returning to work after the birth of a child but not really wanting to leave their child.
Fact: Childcare as a career is simply more flexible than many office jobs with a wide variety of timetable options, and a wide variety of roles from early years educator to nanny, from working in a school to supporting children and families with special needs or special requirements. And then there’s options for people who love travel, English is so widely spoken and professional childcare is a portable career with everything from sole charge nannying abroad to working for holiday and cruise companies. But lets not miss out the simplest which so many do and find hugely rewarding, day care in an early years setting full or part time.
Getting started:What’s on the Shopping List of Things you Need
Next steps: We’ve been working with and training childcarers since 1989 (as a recruitment agency and training provider) we offer a wide variety of courses which means you can choose the best one for you and we have great links with employers. Teaching takes place in settings, on line by E-Learning (which is going to be expanded in 2016-17 to offer even more sessions) and can even happen in your employers home if you are in a home-based roll. Courses range from one day special topic sessions all the way through to Level 3 qualifications which are the gateway to senior roles in early years settings and primary schools.
Take a look: Check out our website for some of the courses available (they’re not all on the website so if you don’t see what you want drop us a line).
Arrange a Call: We’re very happy to offer you a free consultation to help you decide what the best course of action is for you. You are not obliged to book anything just explore options. Our 27 years experience means we know you may not want to make a decision straight away and thats okay. Or that you want to get on with it as soon as possible. We understand that you may need to take your time to qualify or refresh your knowledge – we can help map something with you that really works for you, because looping back to the first paragraph if you are happy everything comes together.