Early Years childcare is a dynamic and vitally important sector which needs high quality staff at all levels. There are many different job roles available, with plenty of opportunity for training and progression. Typical roles include primary school teaching, nursery supervisor, childminder, classroom assistant and working as an Early Years Practitioner. Some people choose to work abroad as a nanny or join a cruise ship as a children’s rep, but there is also potential to progress further to become a Play Therapist or a Health Worker.
|Job role||Nursery Nurse||Primary Teacher||Teaching Assistant||Playworker||Childminder||Social Worker|
|Average Salary||£16,432-£22,651||£34,000||£17,701 - £23,566||£16,370||£18,054||£33,405|
Early Years childcare courses at Eastleigh College are taught by professionals, and provide child development and childcare theory from birth to eight years. Each course has a large practical element, which gives you hands-on professional training in pre-schools, day nurseries and schools.
Classrooms at the College have been designed to integrate teaching and learning in one space, which provides an excellent environment. The College also has close links with a wide range of employers, and can help broaden students’ understanding of childcare services through work placements.
Ambitious strategy aims to create the best ‘new normal’ for college learners and staff
The Eastleigh College Board and Senior Management Team have launched an ambitious strategy for the period 2020-24 that sets out the College’s priorities to see more learners, be more successful, more often.
How we are keeping our college Covid-19 secure
The College has remained open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic for many learners and as from September 2020 all learners (including those planning to attend at College House) have returned to a full high-quality education programme as per government guidelines.