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Education and Childcare Services

NURTURE YOUR CARING SIDE WITH OUR NATIONALLY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS.

Offered at

North Notts College

If you want to develop and shape the next generation in a fun and rewarding job, then a career in Childcare and Education could be the perfect path for you.

With our industry-approved qualifications, you’ll teach, support and develop children as they progress through the stages of early childhood. 

On our courses, you’ll learn through a combination of work placements and classroom sessions. To ensure that you gain the hands-on experience needed in industry, we work with a range of employers, such as: 

  • Childminders 
  • Infant schools
  • Specialist schools
  • Children’s hospitals 
  • Day nurseries 

Whilst you study with us you’ll learn key skills including communication with children and adults, safeguarding, health and safety, childhood illnesses, play and learning.

You’ll also take part in practical activities such as making story sacks, cooking and healthy eating for children, painting and displays. You will also learn how to change a nappy and wash a baby safely. You’ll have the chance to hear from industry experts in guest sessions and learn more about the variety of careers and settings available in childcare.

Outside of the classroom you’ll have the chance to manage fundraising events and take part in inter-college competitions to showcase your skills.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Education and Childcare Services

  • Level 2

    Education and Childcare Services

    Apprenticeship Education and Childcare Services

  • Level 3

    Education and Childcare Services

    Apprenticeship Education and Childcare Services

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies

  • Level 5

    Apprenticeship Education and Childcare Services

    Level 5 Apprenticeship Education

  • Level 6

    BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies

     

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 10,373 JOBS IN THE CHILDCARE SECTOR IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

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FUTURE CAREERS IN CHILDCARE

The childcare sector is ideal for those who are patient, caring and have a passion for helping children to develop, learn and reach their full potential.

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Teaching Assistant

Average salary - £21,500*

Teaching Assistants support teachers with classroom work and admin tasks and facilitate children’s development via help with reading, writing and learning activities.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping teachers prepare lesson materials, working with students to support them with work, recording and reporting student progress, maintaining a safe and healthy environment and following safeguarding procedures and helping manage class behaviour.**

Working environments:

Schools (public or private) and special needs schools.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Nursery Assistant

Average salary - £19,200*

Nursery Assistants care for children from birth up to seven years old and help their development and learning in a safe and supportive setting.

Day-to-day tasks:

Planning and supervising activities like art, music and cooking, helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games, taking children on trips, observing children and writing reports, making sure children are safe and well and speaking with parents and carers.**

Working environments:

Nurseries, children’s homes or hospitals.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

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