Do you enjoy working with children? Being a childcare worker could be perfect for you. A career in childcare is incredibly rewarding, and essential to society. From daycare workers, after school care providers to early childhood educators, you will look after the development and wellbeing of the young, whilst enabling parents to return to work.

To work in this expanding field, you will need to gain a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge to understand how children develop and grow.
Our courses provide you with the essentials of caring for young children as well as how to organise play and learning activities. They combine hands-on activities and encourage you to think about how to put your own learning into practice and work as a team. 

Did you know?

Our students benefit from practical training and a wide network of work placements in nurseries, schools and other children's centres.

Earning potential

Once you’re qualification, you can expect a starting salary of £23,727.

Future opportunities 

Upon successful completion of your course, you could enter employment, or progress onto a foundation degree in early years studies or supporting teaching and learning in schools.

Careers in this industry can include: early years practitioner, early years teacher
(after university-level study), primary school teacher (after university-level study), teaching assistant, breakfast/after school club leader, nanny, childminder, children’s representative at holiday resorts and much more.

Course features 

  • Bursaries available for eligible learners
  • Links with employers and industry work experience a key part of our courses
  • Great opportunities to be placed in reputable organisations

For more information on Childcare courses, please click on the links below.

Course Suitable for Categories
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF): Level 2 Adults (Part-time) CACHE
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF): Level 3 Adults (Part-time) CACHE
Diploma in Early Years Practitioner (NCFE CACHE) Level 2 16-18 (Full-time), Adults CACHE
Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care & CYP (NCFE CACHE) LEVEL 1 16-18 (Full-time), Adults CACHE
Entry 3 Certificate in Caring for Children Adults (Part-time) F.E. Courses
Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools Adults (Part-time) F.E. Courses