#ChangedALife - supporting recruitment in the early years and childcare sector

Every day, early years and childcare professionals are supporting the most important first years of a child's life. It is those little moments, such as giving a child emotional support or teaching them about numbers that although may seem small, have a huge impact on the development of that child and the rest of their life.

This digital campaign for local authorities aims to showcase the impact that a professional has on a child and the opportunity this sector creates to start your own business, build your skills, become part of a team and enjoy a varied and rewarding career path.

Your career in early years and childcare

There are lots of different paths within the sector. From working as a nursery worker within a team or starting your own business as a childminder or nanny, the choice is yours. We have lots of support for you to access to help make that decision as easy as possible! Click below to explore our downloads and resources:


Careers in Childcare leaflet
(England only)

Explore the opportunities in the
childcare and early years sector,
the different roles, skills and
funding available.

Click to download.

Support from Job Centre Plus (JCP)

JCP can support you with any 
queries about a career in childcare
or how to access high quality 
childcare as a parent.

Explore their resources.

Why not become a childminder?

This short video talks about all the
benefits of becoming a childminder,
hears from those who have changed
their career and why it might be an
option for you.

Watch now.

Support our #ChangedALife campaign

If you're already in the early years and childcare sector, we would love your support to be able to share just how amazing this career can be. Below you will find all the relevant assets you need to get involved.

Don't forget to tag us social media

Use the hashtag #ChangedALife and/or #WediNewidBywyd if you're in Wales.


If you have any queries about this campaign please email media@pacey.org.uk.