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Routes into Early Years

A career in early education and childcare will enable you to support young children as they learn and develop, helping them to become confident, capable learners building skills and knowledge for lifelong success. It is rewarding, full of variety and offers progression and different career paths as you grow in experience and confidence.

You can find a summary of training opportunities offered at our local Further Education colleges on the Herts Opportunities Portal

This map from the DfE shows how a career in Early Years might look, and you can find out more about routes into working in Early Years on the DfE webite here.

DfE Early Years career map

In Hertfordshire you can also access a dedicated level 3 apprenticeship in Early Years, delivered jointly by HFL Education and Sporting Futures. Contact for information.