Practitioner with children at nursery

Childcare & early years careers case studies

Are you interested in a career in childcare? If you have a passion for caring for and teaching small children and providing play activities that enable children to explore and develop, then early years could be the career for you!


Childcare workers enjoy working with children, are nurturing, caring and have a genuine interest in each individual child’s well-being, development and play.

They take a pride in children’s achievements and encourage them to flourish and grow. Download a range of case studies below and explore various roles across the childcare and early years sector from first-hand experiences of NDNA members.

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