Childcare

Overview

With access to the College training nursery, students are supported during their studies enabling them to recognise their potential before entering the childcare industry or progressing on to university.

Students benefit from structured placements, which is an integral part of the early years qualification. Extensive links with local employers provide access to placement opportunities* and real-life training.

*DBS check required


Career Prospects

Child and early years officers

Annual pay
£41,080
Workforce change
12%
Hours/week
37
Replacement
30%

The workforce is projected to expand by 12% over the period to 2024, adding 4,036 jobs. In the same period, 30% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 10,451 job openings.

Role description

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.

Common tasks


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Sheerness, Kent
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