Childcare and Early Years

Working with children and families is hugely rewarding, and no two days are ever the same. Our experienced and friendly tutors will provide a high standard of training, with a focus on keeping children healthy and safe at all times. We’ll also help you develop as an individual, equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to be a valuable employee in an early years setting.

Work experience is a crucial part of all our courses, so we have built excellent links with local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools to help you get a placement that’s right for you. What’s more, we have an Ofsted-rated, outstanding on-site nursery for even more hands-on learning.

With a range of flexible study options allowing you to fit the courses around your schedule, and a track record of students progressing to higher education, a childcare course at Barnfield College is the perfect foundation for a career as an early years educator.

We offer courses from entry level to higher education to help you on the way to a successful career. Our Foundation degree (FdA) courses are validated by the University of Bedfordshire.

NEED MORE HELP?

We know choosing what and where to study is a big decision. Here are a few big reasons why studying at Barnfield College could be the best choice for your future.

HELP WITH COURSES

Find the right course, at the right level to help you achieve your best.

HELP WITH FUNDING

Find out about all funding options available to help you with your studies

ADDITIONAL LEARNING

Get the learning support you need to achieve your full potential

HELP WITH CHILDCARE

From our on-site nursery to childcare vouchers and more

ASK A QUESTION

Submit a question or enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible

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