So you think you want to work in Childcare?

Ref: C2228665

If you are thinking about working with very young children we've got information and inspiration to help you find the right route. This course helps you to develop your knowledge, skills and self confidence and increase the standards of care and learning you give to the children in your care. It can also support you to achieve your aspirations for career progression.

Course aim

Do you enjoy spending time with children? If so have you ever thought about a job in childcare? This short taster session will help you decide if a job in childcare is right for you.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • To identify the possible careers in childcare and qualifications needed
  • To understand how children develop from babies to young people.
  • To gain knowledge of the opportunities both indoors and outdoors to develop young children's own interests and personalities
  • Identify the qualfications needed to work in Early Years settings or as a childminder

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

The course will be accessed online through Zoom and all teaching materials will be on the virtual learning platform Canvas

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

So you think you want to work in Childcare?


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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