If you want to support and shape the next generation by teaching or supporting children, then a career in Childcare could be the perfect path for you.

Our range of qualifications at Rotherham College and Dearne Valley College can lead to a license to practice within the sector.

We work in partnership with infant schools, specialist schools, nurseries, children’s centres and childminders to ensure our students gain first-hand work experience of how to encourage children to learn, explore and be creative. This allows you to put into practice the theory you have learnt in class and also gain an insight into the many available roles in childcare.

During your course you’ll study topics such as communication with children and adults, child development, children’s health and wellbeing, health and safety, childhood illnesses, providing safe environments for babies and children and play and learning. You’ll also take part in practical activities including making story sacks featuring books, props and sensory materials, cooking for children, healthy eating, painting and displays as well as supporting care routines for babies and young children.

Outside the classroom you’ll be able to take part in enrichment activities which can include event management.