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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

     

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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Houseparent

Average salary - £21,600*

A Houseparent looks after the welfare, safety and pastoral care of children in care or at boarding schools.

Day-to-day tasks:

Maintain discipline, standards of behaviour and manners, do administration tasks like organise rotas, travel and weekend arrangements, write reports and attend meetings, give first aid and take pupils to medical appointments.**

Working environments:

Schools or children homes.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Early Years Educator

Average salary - £23,400*

Early Years Educators help babies and children to develop and learn in a safe and supporting 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.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the art and design sector
include*:

  • Teaching
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Enthusiasm
  • Planning

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 7,704 JOBS IN CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION IN NORTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.

LIGHTCAST 2022

What our students say

“I enjoy coming into College, because I can socialise with my friends and learn about the key skills that I’ll need for a career in Education and Childcare.”

Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones Level 2 Education and Childcare Services

“The Education and Childcare Services course is really fascinating and I love coming into College to see my friends and learn new skills. I definitely recommend this course and i'm looking forward to continuing studying at University.”

Elsie-Jay Atkins
Elsie-Jay Atkins Level 2 Education and Childcare Services

“Studying at College allows me to learn the skills I need to take care of children, whilst also giving me the freedom to combine my studies with activities outside of College.”

Jess Chester
Jess Chester Level 2 Education and Childcare Services
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