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Child and early years officers

Average National Salaries (2019)

Age 20

£9,360 pile of coins

Age 35

£18,720 pile of coins

Age 50

£20,800 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £16,120

What does this career do?

Child and early years officers work with babies and with children up to 14 years of age (or 16 for those with special needs), providing support, help and advice to individuals or within a family context.

Typical tasks

  • deals with issues relating to poor attendance at school
  • works with social worker to identify, plan and deliver appropriate support to families facing a variety of difficulties
  • advises clients and their families on available resources
  • writes up case notes, prepares reports, keeps up-to-date records on clients
  • makes referrals to other agencies such as social services and educational psychologists
  • attends meetings with colleagues and outside agencies.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal qualification requirements for entry although many employers will expect those appointed to have A-levels and to be working towards a relevant diploma or degree, together with work experience in a relevant field. For some roles workers must be registered with the appropriate statutory body. Some jobs are regulated and require job holders to satisfy the criteria for registration (including holding appropriate qualifications). Background checks including a CRB check are mandatory.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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