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Childcare

Childcare

Childcare

Childcare! Are you full of energy? Can you see yourself running round after the little rascals, building towers, painting, playing with train sets and getting messy? It’s all in a day’s work in the childcare industry. Babies and small children develop at an incredible rate and learn essential skills to set them up for life. Working with babies and young children is great fun and challenging but it can also be extremely rewarding as you play an important part in a child's development.

Being employed in a nursery setting is a hugely important role as parents trust you with the most important thing in their lives, which can often be a challenge in itself. We’ll teach you how to reassure parents and to be an effective communicator. Also developing skills in Health and Safety and First Aid, you’ll acquire many skills you can take on into other roles.

Or maybe you fancy teaching? Could you be that teacher that a child or adult remembers for the rest of their life? The person who never gave up on them? Teaching really does offer the opportunity to change a person's life.

Work experience is a key part of our courses and you will spend time in the workplace practicing the skills you have learnt at the college. We have extensive relationships with nurseries including our own Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ nurseries at City and Hillsborough campuses, as well as local schools and other childcare facilities.

So if working with children or young people and their families in day care, nursery, out of school care and schools appeals to you, we have courses which will be right up your street.