What's it all about?

The childcare sector is always interesting and super fun! Be the person who makes a difference and who has a positive influence on the life of a child. Whether it’s helping them to explore and grow, to learn and develop, or protecting them.

Who is it for?

You will need to be able to use your initiative and have lots of patience. You also need to be friendly and enthusiastic, and have a warm and inspiring attitude that children will respond to and feel nurtured and happy. You will need to be able to work well as part of a team and communicate effectively with lots of different people.

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills:Sunderland Royal Hospital,Sunderland Council, Pennywell Early Years, Cestria Primary School, Houghton Community Nursery, Riverside Children’s Centre, Bamburgh School.


of our childcare students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

College of the Year

Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for childcare students including:

  • Brand new Health Hub and simulation area for role plays.

  • Virtual babies for an exciting hands-on, simulated experience of caring for a baby.

Expert & friendly support

Study Childcare as an Apprenticeship