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Childcare & Early Years

There are many job opportunities in the childcare industry with flexible working hours available and even the opportunity to start your own business

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Your first steps to a career in Childcare & Early Years

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!

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Why study with us?

Middlesbrough College has excellent employer links with nurseries and childcare centres offering great work placements

Classes are delivered by professionals with experience in a range of backgrounds

Progress into a wide range of degrees and careers upon completion of your course

Have the edge when it comes to interviews. Many students within this sector will complete up to 250 hours mandatory work placement

There is a huge demand in the North East region for nursery and teaching assistants!

Careers in Childcare & Early Years

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Employers we work with

  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Stronger Families
  • Teacher Time
  • New Life Daycare
  • Kid’s 1st Nursery
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Talk to us about your next step

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