Study childcare at Newcastle College

Childcare courses at Newcastle College help you develop your practical skills as an early years and childcare professional. These courses are for individuals that are caring, patient and compassionate, and who want a rewarding career helping children and their families.

The skills you’ll develop will allow you to explore a wide range of careers that including nursery assistant, early years assistant, early years educator, crèche worker, primary teacher and family support worker to name a few.

Alongside your studies you will be given the opportunity to undertake a work placement within an early years childcare setting to give you hands-on work experience.


Our modern facilities include:

  • Little Acorns nursery simulation room
  • Primary Classroom ICT centre
  • Multi-sensory room to understand children with supported care needs.

Employer links

Our strong links with local authorities across the north east offer fantastic work placement s for Newcastle College students. Work placement opportunities exist within a variety of school nurseries and primary/first schools as well as private day nursery chains. Employers that support our childcare courses include Cedars, Busy Bees, Co-Operative, Barnardo’s and Primary Health Teams.