Childcare & Early Years Education

Choose to be

  • Childminder
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Nanny
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Teacher

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:

Course Level Code
CACHE Playwork Diploma 2 N058
CACHE Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate 2 N059
Workbased introduction to Early Years Care and Education Level 2 2 N093
CACHE Playwork Diploma 3 N061
CACHE Residential Childcare level 3 Diploma 3 N099
CACHE Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma 3 N060
Early Years Workforce Diploma 3 N090
CACHE Early Years Advanced Practitioner 4 N100

Where next?

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.

Career opportunities

 These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Nursery nurses can earn £10,000 - £12,000 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?

Jennifer Sands

Jennifer completed a level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People and is now running a toddlers’ centre in Claughton, ‘Jen and Toni’s tots’ as a volunteer.

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