BARNSLEY Council is organising a training and recruitment event for those interested in a career in childcare,

The Bright Futures: Childcare training and recruitment event is on Wednesday June 26 from 1pm-7pm at Barnsley Metrodome.

Training providers, organisations and people working in childcare will be on hand to chat about Visitors will also be able to find out more about the benefits of working in childcare, such as flexible hours, competitive pay, personal and career development, and job satisfaction. Whether you're looking for an apprenticeship, a qualification, a job or a career change, you can pop along to ask questions and get advice from experts and professionals, including:

  • Adult Skills and Community Learning

  • Barnsley Family Hubs

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Day nurseries

  • Huddersfield University

  • Employment support advisors

  • Barnsley College

  • Eden Training

  • School careers advisors

  • Families Information Service

  • Childminding teams

Carly Speechley, Executive Director for Children’s Services, said: “Professionals in childcare play a vital role in families and young people’s lives, supporting them to flourish and thrive, and there’s never been a better time to join the profession.

“Our teams and partners are looking forward to sharing their knowledge and experiences about this career path, and different roles available to suit different lifestyles. They can advise and guide you into a truly rewarding career that makes a difference to lives in Barnsley.

“Please come along and find out more about the different childcare careers available, and the opportunities they bring.”

The Family Hubs team will also be on hand, hosting family-friendly, free activities like crafting, board games and playdough to keep young visitors entertained while you learn more about this exciting career path.

You can find out more about different childcare careers at