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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

Catch up with the latest news and events in Childcare & Early Years at Wakefield College...
A Mother and Daughter Higher Learning Experience

Monday, 10 August, 2020

There are families that work together and then there are families that study together! Johanne Child, Care & Early Years Lecturer introduces us to an inspirational story from two of our HE students who have both had to face personal barriers and obstacles and just so happen to be mother & daughter.

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

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