Careers in early years and childcare

Find out about the types of early years and childcare jobs and the qualifications and career progression available.

High quality childcare, play opportunities and early education are crucial for young children to get the best possible start in life.

In Brighton & Hove we are committed to developing a professional workforce made up of high quality staff, from all backgrounds to reflect the diversity of our city.

Getting started

Find out what job would suit you based on your experience and interests and have a look at the qualifications and career progression to see if this is a career path that would suit you.

Early Years Jobs

We produce the most up to date list of jobs in and around Brighton & Hove.

  1. The latest early years jobs publication to see if there are any jobs that you meet the criteria for.
  2. Sign up to receive the receive job information once a week via our email alert service and be the first to see any new jobs.

If you want to advertise a job see our information for providers

A rewarding career

A career in early years and childcare is enjoyable and important. It is a career you can be proud of and those who work in it play a crucial role in shaping the lives of future generations. It could be for you if you want:

  • the chance to make a difference
  • a real sense of satisfaction
  • the opportunity to progress
  • variety and fun.

The sector needs high quality staff at all levels and offers plenty of opportunities to gain experience, training and recognised qualifications.

Becoming a foster carer

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer ?  Our dedicated website can hopefully answer your questions and you can find more detailed advice about the skills required on our How Do I Become a Foster Carer page.  If you would like further information, give us a call on 01273 295444 or email us at


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