Childcare & Early Years Education
Choose to be
- Classroom Assistant
- Nursery Nurse
Preparing for a career dedicated to the care and development of children is very rewarding. You will learn the theoretical side of child development and early year’s education, whilst developing a range of practical skills and experience. Our team of specialist tutors will help support you from introductory to professional level.
Programmes delivered at the Twelve Quays Campus include:
Many students progress into jobs or an apprenticeship after completing their Level 1 or 2 study programmes. Students completing their level 3 award often progress to Higher Education and you can study towards the Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) Advanced Practice in Work with Children & Families programme at Wirral Met College.
These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:
- Childminder - view occupation details here
- Classroom assistant - view occupation details here
- Nanny/nursery nurse - view occupation details here
- Teacher - view occupation details here
Nursery nurses can earn £13,000 when they start their career, and then they can progress to up to £18,000 as they become more experienced and take on additional responsibilities. Nursery Managers can earn around £22,000 - £30,000 per year. (Source)
Where are they now?
Joshua completed a Level 2 course at Wirral Met. He then completed an apprenticeship with Summerhill day nursery., gaining a Level 3 NVQ in childcare. Joshua now has a permanent position at Summerhill day nursery.