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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London


London’s College for Skills

Early Years and Childcare

Childcare

  • thumb 94.6% of our students are satisfied, the highest for any FE college in the country
    (FE Choices Learner Satisfaction, 2016/17)
  • percent 94% of our early years and childcare students passed their exams
  • Ofsted

Caring and teaching young children can be a very rewarding profession.

Our childcare courses cover looking after a child and development from understanding play and learning, to health, wellbeing and safety. Anyone wanting to work with children at a school, nursery or preschool needs a Level 2 qualification.

Our Level 3 qualification expands on areas taught in previous levels, and also includes lessons on supporting children with additional needs, child protection and child observation and assessment.

Level 2 and 3 courses also include work experience with our employers over the course of your studies to put your theoretical skills into practice and enhance your professional development of working in this sector.

Our Courses and Apprenticeships

The School of Health and Social Care and Early Years offers progression routes from Level 1 to 4 courses in Early Years and Childcare. All of our Childcare courses are taught with a variety of approaches in mind, designed to make your learning experience the best it can be.

We offer courses and apprenticeships in

  • Caring for Children
  • Introduction to Early Years
  • Childcare and Education
  • Early Years Practitioner

Top Facts for Childcare courses

  • Excellent links with employers and community organisations
  • Work experience for all students leading to fantastic job opportunities
  • Specialisms in many areas not matched anywhere else
  • Close working with Middlesex University to deliver degrees in counselling
  • Training partnerships with North Middlesex University Hospital and Whittington Health
  • Growing number of apprentices and students starting work in healthcare sector

What you could earn

Nursery Worker: Hourly Pay £8.21, Weekly Pay £320, Annual Pay £16,
Teaching Assistant: Hourly Pay £9.43, Weekly Pay £330, Annual Pay £17,160

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The course taught me about child development from birth to infancy, but also helped me as a mother. My teacher was very supportive and understanding in helping me to progress...

Dayana remains a model student in the eyes of her teachers from her Early Years course. Enjoying all aspects of the course, Dayana excelled in her coursework and was found...

Seniz has motivated herself extremely well and worked very hard to achieve and complete her units. She built up her research skills very effectively. She has been very successful in...

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

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