You get to play every day

Seeing children play is joyous and but how often as adults do we get the chance to take part in that play and share in the benefits?

Play has been shown to release endorphins, improve brain functionality and stimulate creativity.

You’ll also have the opportunity to play outdoors all year, to experience the wonders of nature with the children from splashing in puddles and catching snowflakes to seeing the joy of a child who gets to pick and eat the vegetables they’ve grown.

At the Alliance, our early educators play every day, sharing those magical moments with children.

Making a difference

From welcoming a child on their first day to waving goodbye on their last, you will know that you have had a life-long impact on every child and their family.

Seeing how the children in your care can learn, flourish and become more confident in themselves is one of the biggest rewards of a career in the early years.

Working in the early years sector, you get to see each step of this growing process – from first steps to first words to first friendships.

Through your skilled interaction and creating exciting learning opportunities, you will give each child the opportunity to succeed.

Every day is different

Children are unpredictable which makes them exciting to work with and means no two days will be ever be the same.

From reading at storytime to tending to a scraped knee to taking the lead on a safeguarding issue, there will be plenty of challenges and rewards in the days ahead.

Keeping children safe

In the early years we play a vital role in keeping children safe. You will spend time with children and getting to know and understand them. You will be able to support parents and where there are concerns work with other professionals to ensure children are safe.

You’ll work with inspiring colleagues

People that work in the early years do it because they are passionate about working with children and many stay in the sector for decades. Seeing their passion and ideas in action in the workplace has huge potential to enrich your own experience and learning.

There’s plenty of room for professional growth

To work in early years, it is a requirement that individuals have either a Level 2 or 3 depending on the role or a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

But following on from this, there are plenty of opportunities to gain further learning and qualifications, giving you the chance to pursue higher roles if you want to, such as Lead Educator or Assistant Manager.

We also have unqualified Early Years Assistant roles, and we will encourage and support you to become qualified.

In addition, there will be plenty of training opportunities for you to learn more about areas such as nutrition, food hygiene, safeguarding and SEND.