Early Education and Childcare Assistants

Early education and childcare assistants assist in the care of children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.


New workers
£ 7,583
£ 17,311
£ 26,350

Available jobs

In the past year there were 137,977 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children’s development and well-being.

  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.

  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children’s play.

  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.

  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.

  • May work under the supervision of more experienced practitioners.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Working With Children

  • Child Protection

  • Child Development

  • Pediatric First Aid

  • Due Diligence

  • External Auditing

  • Child Welfare

  • Personal Care

  • Child Safeguarding

  • Social Work

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Teaching

  • Planning

  • Management

  • Enthusiasm

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • English Language

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Mathematics

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.