I am really enjoying the course. I was working as a nanny and looking for part-time qualifications so this course suited me. I am learning about child protection and how to plan activities for children so it is really useful.
I have always wanted a career in childcare because there is a great need for supporting parents during their children’s early years and I speak from experience as I have two children of my own. The best part of my learning at Westminster Kingsway College, are my teachers. They are so amazing and very approachable both in and out of the classroom. I am so proud of what I have achieved here as I started from Level 1 and progressed through to Level 3. After College, I would like to continue my education and work part time as well.
When I first started College I was worried that I wouldn’t settle in as I was starting from Entry 3 but I adapted so well and that is because the College is so wonderful. Everyone was welcoming and our teachers always gave us feedback and ideas on how to keep on improving ourselves. I have been here for four years now and I have achieved so much. With my Level 3 training I can go on to work in a nursery or school. Based on my experience, my advice to anyone in a similar situation would be to dedicate themselves to their studies and it will show in your work!
Childcare Courses & Working with Children
The Childcare sectors have always been popular with those who want to be involved in the development of children in their formative years as well as those who aspire to work within the changing environment of today’s schools. Courses for those interested in working with children and young people equip students with the skills and abilities to deliver a first-class service as well as enable them to progress onto supervisory and management levels.
Careers at a glance:
- Childcare Practitioner in a crèche or nursery
- Nanny or Childminder
- Nursery Supervisor
- Nursery Manager
- Teaching Assistant
- Youth Worker
Westminster Kingsway College: Safeguarding Policy
Westminster Kingsway College promotes equality of opportunity and we are keen to encourage a diverse student population with a wide range of talents, backgrounds and experiences. Some College courses lead to a career working with children or vulnerable adults which will require you to undergo a criminal records check. Applicants for all College courses must declare any criminal convictions on their College application form and for some employment pathways, any future employer may need to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a record check. Please contact our Learner Consultants for confidential and impartial advice on this.
- Caring For Children (with English) City and Guilds Level 1
- Childrenâ€™s and Young Peopleâ€™s Workforce Certificate City and Guilds Level 2 (January start)
- Childrenâ€™s and Young Peopleâ€™s Workforce Certificate City and Guilds Level 2 (September start)
- Early Years Advanced Practitioner NCFE Certificate Level 4
- Early Years Educator Level 3 Childcare – September start
- Early Years Educator Level 3 Evening course – January start
- Teaching Assistants (STLS) City and Guilds certificate Level 2