Childcare

Overview

Train for a career in childcare where you can help shape the minds of future generations. 

Working with young children can be both a challenging and rewarding career. Our qualifications let you choose between Playwork or Early Years pathways, which means you can focus on the areas of childcare you want a career in. You will have regular work experience with local childcare providers, and get to put your skills into practice.  


Career Prospects

Nursery nurses and assistants

Annual pay
£17,680
Workforce change
12%
Hours/week
39
Replacement
34%

The workforce is projected to expand by 12% over the period to 2024, adding 24,432 jobs. In the same period, 34% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 69,386 job openings.

Role description

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Common tasks

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Folkestone, Kent
CT20 2TZ