Childcare


If you are interested in working with young children this area of study will provide you with the first step onto a challenging but very rewarding career.

Our qualifications let you choose between Teaching Assistant or Early Years pathways, which means you can focus on the areas of childcare and education that you want a career in.

Introduction

Working with young children can be an enjoyable and rewarding career that includes helping children learn and experience new things every day.  

Our qualifications let you choose between Teaching Assistant or Early Years pathways, which means you can focus on the areas of childcare and education that you want a career in. 

The college has an on-site nursery and close links with local childcare and education providers, meaning you will have regular work experience opportunities to help you put your skills into practice.

Facilities

Students learn in facilities designed to simulate real early years environments. The College also has its own on-site nursery, which is open to the public, and provides our learners with invaluable work experience opportunities on their doorstep.

 

Careers

Careers in this industry include:

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Play Worker
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Au Pair
  • Children’s Holiday Rep

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.

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