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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...
The Next Level Qualification

Wednesday, 02 December, 2020

On Monday 7th December at 5pm Wakefield College will hold a virtual event, T Levels: The Next Level Event, on their website and social media channels for prospective T level students and parents to give them more information on this exciting two year route into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

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

Study Packs

Have you ever wondered what type of work students do on their course at college? Check out our sample study packs to find out.

They contain work you can complete at your own pace that will help develop your independent learning skills and prepare you for your next steps with Wakefield College.

Early Years.pdf
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(Re)Watch our Virtual Open Event

(Re)Watch our virtual online Open Event with staff interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

Virtual Open Event
19 June, 2021

Join us for our Virtual Open Event with staff & student interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

View all our Previous Virtual Open Events

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