Wakefield College - Childcare & Early Years

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
Childcare & Early Years

What’s New

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Care & Early Years set to make a big impact during “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

Friday, 16 November, 2018

The College’s Care & Early Years department is set to make a huge contribution to CAP Care this year as part of the annual “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

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
Childcare & Early Years

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 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 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.
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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
Childcare & Early Years

The Feed

Students make food hampers for those in need this Christmas
Students make food hampers for those in need this Christmas

Students…

Childcare & Early Years
2 December, 2019
Swedish Residential
Swedish Residential

Some of our Level 3 Early Years students have just enjoyed a traditional Swedish Smorgasbord meal in Tällberg. They are on work placement in the forest schools programme in Sweden!

Childcare & Early Years
24 May, 2019

Childcare & Early Years Courses