Childcare & Early Years

Childcare is forecast to be one of the top five occupations, opening up terrific job opportunities.

Childcare & Early Years at Wakefield College

Many families rely on professional childcare to help balance work and family responsibilities, which makes childcare a growing sector with many opportunities.

Our childcare courses have been developed by experienced professionals and will help you to enjoy a rewarding career working with children.

Our courses include a substantial amount of work placement experience in various types of childcare provision, helping you to choose a progression route within the area which interests you most.

Key Points
  • well-established work placements
  • excellent links with local nurseries/schools/daycare providers
  • vocationally qualified, experienced tutors
  • great resources available to the students
  • dedicated placement officers who visit and assess the students on placements

I first studied here on the foundation degree, which was really interesting, especially the module which dealt with strategies to prevent and support types of behaviour, which I found really useful and enjoyable.

Asiya Hussain

FdA Young Children’s Learning and Development and BA (Hons) Early Years (Top up)

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The achievement of four quick thinking students from the skillsXchange who put their first aid training to use by helping a cyclist who was knocked unconscious has been recognised at a glittering Awards Ceremony.

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Case Studies

What our students say about us...

I first studied here on the foundation degree, which was really interesting, especially the module which dealt with strategies to prevent and support types of behaviour, which I found really useful and enjoyable.

Asiya Hussain

FdA Young Children’s Learning and Development and BA (Hons) Early Years (Top up)

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I did the Level 3 in Childcare at Wakefield College then got a job as a teaching assistant and stayed on to do the Foundation Degree which I hope to top up to a full degree. In the long term, I want to be a teacher.

Samantha Flavell

Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning & Development

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I started the Foundation Degree in Young Children’s Learning & Development, having completed the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. As a result I’m now a qualified Nursery Nurse.

Zeta Livsey

Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning & Development

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I first studied here on the foundation degree, which was really interesting, especially the module which dealt with strategies to prevent and support types of behaviour, which I found really useful and enjoyable.

Asiya Hussain

FdA Young Children’s Learning and Development and BA (Hons) Early Years (Top up)

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FdA Young Children’s Learning and Development and BA (Hons) Early Years (Top up)

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Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning & Development

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Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning & Development

I did the Level 3 in Childcare at Wakefield College then got a job as a teaching assistant and stayed on to do the Foundation Degree which I hope to top up to a full degree. In the long term, I want to be a teacher.

Samantha Flavell

Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning & Development

Childcare & Early Years Courses

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