Help with starting or developing a career in Early Years

These pages are for people considering starting in early years and for those already working in the sector who are keen to see what career development opportunities there are.

Early Years and Childcare Workforce Profile Summary Report

If you're interested in the reports of the recent Early Years and Childcare Workforce Profile Summary Report please click the following: Summary Report

The full report can be seen upon request. Requests should be submitted to the Early Years and Childcare team by emailing:

Current vacancies 

Looking for work? Add this section to your favourites. See the latest childcare related vacancies across York.

Advertise a vacancy

Use this section to advertise a job vacancy on the YorOK website.


Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to earn a wage and gain on-the-job experience and skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

If you're interesting apprenticeships and would like to find out more information, take a look at the following rescourses:

York Learning website 

Planning your future post 16

Find and apprenticeship in the UK

What types of jobs are there?

Find about different roles in childcare:

Starting work

How would I start?

Whatever your circumstances, a career in early years is what you make it. People start work in early years at many levels, from a wide range of backgrounds and in a variety of different jobs.

Applying for jobs

This page provides some tips to consider when applying for jobs within the sector.

Interview techniques

Not had an interview recently? Look at our tips to consider when attending an interview.


There are many good reasons to volunteer – the most important one is because you want to! You may want to meet new people, fill spare time, develop or learn new skills, gain experience, meet a new challenge or support a cause you believe in. See also: