Careers in childcare


These videos introduce Martin and Avril who both work in different roles in a Glasgow nursery.

Martin and Avril explain exactly why they love their roles, the variety and challenge each day brings and why they would encourage anyone who is considering a career move into childcare to make the move.

Martin's story

Martin is a child development officer, and is one of a very small percentage of men working in Scotland’s nurseries. Here, he explains why he decided to change career and move into the early years sector. He also explains why it is important to encourage more men into childcare.

Avril's story

Avril is a child development officer team leader, who has been working in childcare for 15 years. She has held various roles in the childcare sector, explains how she moved into these, and what other career progression there is in the sector.

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