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Our childcare and education careers toolkit

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From students embarking on the next stage of their education, to qualified practitioners and providers, this toolkit has been created to signpost you to useful resources and raise career aspirations. 

We're championing the next generation of childcare and education workers. 

Proud to be working in partnership

We’ve developed this toolkit in partnership with organisations who share our passion for raising aspirations in the Education and Childcare sector.

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T Levels

T Levels mark a revolution in technical education. This map will aid seamless progression in childcare and education.

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DfE career pathway map

This childcare and early years careers progression map has been designed by early years experts and stakeholders and supported by the Department for Education.

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The online network for everyone working in care and education.

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Technical qualifications for your next steps

Supporting students into higher education through higher technical qualifications.

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Revolutionary skills analysis technology and careers guidance.

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Encouraging continuing professional development.

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In conversation with education and childcare professionals.

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Latest webinar 

In this webinar, NCFE's Early Years and Childcare Subject Specialist is joined by Natalie Showell, Headteacher at Lowhill Primary School in Wolverhampton, for an informative discussion about how best to support families in the context of early years. 

Watch – Working with families effectively

We believe in a personalised approach. It's about taking the time to get to know families, what their strengths are and what they might need more support with, and making everybody feel welcome here.  

Natalie Showell, Head Teacher, Lowhill Nursery School