CHILDCARE

The childcare sectors have always been popular with those who want to be involved in the development of children in their formative years. In 2018, the childcare market was worth £5.5 billion in the UK and continues to grow at a rapid rate so now is a perfect time to join this exciting and rewarding sector. 

City and Islington College has a variety of childcare courses for you to choose from, taught at our centre on Holloway Road. Our expert staff have a wealth of experience in the industry and you will gain practical skills by working closely with local childcare providers. Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge and abilities to deliver a first-class service as well as enable you to progress onto supervisory and management levels.

We provide every student with exceptional learning opportunities outside of the classroom with significant employers, including Bright Horizons, Busy Bees Nursery and UCL Day Nursery. Our courses ensure you are prepared to step into your chosen childcare career.

To be successful in this field, you will need to demonstrate a caring, compassionate regard for those in your care, be creative and energetic in your outlook and be prepared to work long hours. The average salary for a nursery asisstant is £18,699. As a child and early years officer, you could earn up to £24,523 working in London.

Career options at a glance include:

  • Childcare Practitioner in a crèche or nursery
  • Nanny or Childminder
  • Nursery Supervisor
  • Nursery Manager
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker
COURSES
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    This Entry Level course will help give you an introduction to the childcare sector.

    Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road Start Date: 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Year Suitable for: 16 - 18
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    The study programme introduces you to the skills and knowledge required to work with young children.

    Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road Start Date: 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Year Suitable for: 16 - 18
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    This course has been designed to help you progress in childcare, able to work in settings such as pre-schools and nurseries.

    Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road Start Date: 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Year Suitable for: 16 - 18
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    The study programme is designed to help you gain the skills and qualifications needed to work with children aged 0-5 years.

    Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road Start Date: 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Year Suitable for: 16 - 18
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    This course has been designed to give you the childcare skills, knowledge and experience to work with children under the age of 5 years.

    Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road Start Date: 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Year Suitable for: Adults / 19+
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    This course prepares you to work with children between birth and five years, meeting the Department for Education’s full Level 2 criteria.

    Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road Start Date: 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Year Suitable for: Adults / 19+
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    This course will help you progress your career working with children in primary school and early years education, equipping you with the context and skills you need.

    Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road Start Date: 28 September 2020 Duration: 2 Years Suitable for: Adults / 19+
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    This course will help prepare you for working with children from birth to five years of age, with knowledge of children up to seven, helping with their development and growth.

    Location: Sixth Form College, Angel Start Date: 5 February 2020 Duration: 18 Weeks Suitable for: Adults / 19+
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    This course provides you with the first aid skills required to enter into the children’s workforce, designed for those who have responsibility for children.

    Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road Start Date: 20 January 2020 Duration: 2 Days Suitable for: 16 - 18, Adults / 19+
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    This course provides you with the first aid skills required to enter into the children’s workforce, designed for those who have responsibility for children.

    Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road Start Date: 17 February 2020 Duration: 2 Days Suitable for: 16 - 18, Adults / 19+
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Centre for Business, Arts
and Technology
444 Camden Road
N7 0SP
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Sixth Form College
Angel
283-309 Goswell Road
EC1V 7LA
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Centre for Health, Social
and Childcare
Marlborough Building
383 Holloway Road N7 0RN
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Centre for Lifelong Learning
28-42 Blackstock Road
Finsbury Park
N4 2DG
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Centre for Applied Sciences
Angel
311-321 Goswell Road
EC1V 7DD
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