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:
This qualification is designed to introduce you to the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children, from birth to 5 years 11 months.
This course has been designed to help you progress in childcare, able to work in settings such as pre-schools and nurseries.
This course prepares you to work with children between birth and five years, meeting the Department for Education’s full Level 2 criteria.
This course will help give you an introduction to the childcare sector, designed specifically for adults aged 19 and older.
The study programme is designed to help you gain the skills and qualifications needed to work with children aged 0-5 years.
This course has been designed to give you the childcare skills, knowledge and experience to work with children under the age of 5 years.
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.