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What's it all about?

The childcare sector is always interesting and super fun! Be the person who makes a difference and who has a positive influence on the life of a child. Whether it’s helping them to explore and grow, to learn and develop, or protecting them.

Who is it for?

You will need to be able to use your initiative and have lots of patience. You also need to be friendly and enthusiastic, and have a warm and inspiring attitude that children will respond to and feel nurtured and happy. You will need to be able to work well as part of a team and communicate effectively with lots of different people.

More than just a course!

Our brand new health simulation ward with state-of-the art facilities reflects a real health care environment. All our childcare students develop work ready skills through extensive work placements and are able to put the theory they have learnt into practice. Our students take part in universities visits to help prepare them for their next step. Expert guest speakers visit our students to give them an insight into working in this dynamic industry.


pass rate in Childcare.*

*Summer 2019


of our students progressed to a positive destination.*

*Destination data for HSF students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18

College of the Year*

*Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for childcare students including:

  • Brand new Health Hub and simulation area for role plays.

  • Virtual babies for an exciting hands-on, simulated experience of caring for a baby.


There will be 13,407 early years jobs in 2024 (NE).

Careers could include: Nursery Nurse, Teacher, Social Worker or Play Worker.

There are currently 5,367 Educational Support Assistants employed in our local region and they earn £20,821 a year.

Nursery Nurses and Assistants

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Medium Salary

£ 14632

6021 people employed as Nursery Nurses and Assistants in the current year.

Social Workers

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Medium Salary

£ 34756

3085 people employed as Social Workers in the current year.

Teaching and Other Educational Professionals

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations.

Medium Salary

£ 21780

4162 people employed as Teaching and Other Educational Professionals in the current year.

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