Early Years

Think of an industry and imagine this without early years settings and schools?  Education and digital technology is part of the future, and people with these skills are in demand. If you want to prepare for a variety of careers with children in Care and Education. Including Primary School Teacher; Play Therapist; Midwife; Early Years Practitioner or travel the world as a Cruise ship Kids Club Crew member, then look no further as studying Early Years will not only lead you into a job but you will become a part of the future. Study one of our specialist NCFE childcare courses to prepare you for a rewarding career.



Want to increase your salary?

If you are working or volunteering in a nursery, play school, any early years setting for at least 2 days a week you can be eligible to upgrade to a free qualification to help you increase your job and salary prospects.

Check out our level 2 and level 3 free qualifications:

Level 2 NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

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Level 3 NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce

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Why study Childcare at Stanmore College?

This area enjoys an excellent reputation and maintains strong links with the Local Authority, local nurseries, schools, care providers, NHS and children's centres in the area. The teaching staff are highly-qualified with extensive industrial experience. The team includes former primary school teachers, nursery nurses, health visitors, nurses, a social worker, radiographer and a nursery manager.

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Our achievement rates are consistently higher than the national average and large numbers of our students' progress to universities and/or are successfully employed. Many of our students started at level 1 and continued right up to level 3. Several returned thereafter to complete a degree.

What's it like in Childcare?

Working with children can be one of the most rewarding of all careers and staff will give you practical tips and advice to help you to be successful. You will learn combined theory with practical skills. Level 2 and 3 courses will provide you with the opportunity to experience work placements in settings such as day nurseries, children's centres, private and statutory schools.




Potential Careers

  • Pre-School workers
  • Child-minders and nannies
  • Practitioners in nursery schools
  • Practitioners in reception classes in primary schools
  • Primary school teachers

This is a rewarding sector where you work with children to support their physical and emotional development ensuring they stay healthy and happy. The Early Years sector continues to need excellent and motivated staff members to continue to shape the lives of future generations.

lets see what our students have to say

"This is a spectacular college to study in; the teachers are very helpful and this College has helped me reach my highest potential." 

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