Based in the main College campus you will train in our specialist classrooms with the latest equipment such as cyber babies and early years learning resources. The incredible learning environment will prepare you for your work experience placements. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this rewarding field.

Whether you aspire to become a teacher, nursery nurse or work in the care industry, at Middlesbrough College, you’ll be trained by industry professionals who have experience of working in the childcare industry.

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

Labour Market Information

Career Choices

From nursery teaching, to child care supervision, there are many job opportunities in the childcare industry with flexible working hours available and even the opportunity to start your own business.

MC Progression Pathways

Jobs that you can go into with a childcare qualification include: 
Youth Worker  |  Playground Supervisor  |  Nursery Manager  |  Primary School Teacher  | Creche Assistant | Pre-school Worker | Practitioner in Day Nursery | Nanny | Childminder | Teacher | Lecturer | Management in Early Years

Careers in Childcare & Early Years


Middlesbrough Council

Stronger Families

Teacher Time

New Life Daycare

Kid's 1st Nursery


Why study with us?

  1. Middlesbrough College has excellent employer links with nurseries and childcare centres offering great work placements
  2. Classes are delivered by professionals with experience in a range of backgrounds
  3. Progress into a wide range of degrees and careers upon completion of your course
  4. Have the edge when it comes to interviews. Many students within this sector will complete up to 250 hours mandatory work placement
  5. There is a huge demand in the North East region for nursery and teaching assistants!

Yasmin Naseer wearing their gown at Graduation
The course has been great - I have children so I wasn't sure how it was going to be balancing family life with studying, but thanks to my tutors being so supportive, it was fine - the overall experience has been totally worth it and I'm so excited to be celebrating my hard work!
Success stories
Diana Foca sitting on a bed in the Health and Care ward
My ambition is to become a nurse, and the Level 3 Health and Social Care course at the College is helping me to achieve this goal!
Success stories
Matilda Leigh Jones holding a book up to a group of students
The programme is incredibly fulfilling. I have learnt how to interact with children within a school structure and enjoy the challenges this has presented.
Success stories
Sam Plant Childcare student sitting at a desk in front of a computer
I looked at a few other colleges in the area, however here stood out due to the facilities, standard of teaching and connections for placements.
Success stories
Amelia Rowntree Childcare student sitting at a desk in front of a computer
I absolutely love the course. It's so interesting and I learn something new every day. Not only that, the teachers are so supportive and you can tell that they genuinely care which is nice. They always make sure they see you 1-1 and cover any areas you need to focus on to improve. 
Success stories
Paris Mather Childcare sitting at a desk in front of a computer
I came to Middlesbrough College without knowing anyone from school, but straight away, I loved it -  I actually enjoy waking up in the morning to come to class!
Success stories