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Nescot’s Childcare Team are at the forefront of a fast-growing industry. We believe in treating our students as responsible adult individuals and you will rapidly grow in both ability and maturity. We pride ourselves on the fact that our students are so well regarded that employers frequently send us their vacancies because they want someone who is ‘Nescot qualified’.

Our Staff

Our Tutors are not only excellent teachers and mentors but have a wide breadth of industry experience and range from social workers and nurses to nursery managers and special needs experts. The excellent quality of teaching in this department has been recognised as Grade 1 and 2 by Ofsted and our staff form the backbone of this extremely successful, vibrant section of the college.

Links with Other Organisations

We believe that the skills we teach you can only truly be understood in their proper context. All our students are given the opportunity to experience working in an organisation relevant to their area of study and we are extremely active in the wider community. We understand that the subjects we teach attract students with a real desire to make a difference. Our excellent links with the care industry will give you the chance to see how your skills will work in the sector of your choice.

Your Education and Career

The whole department is deeply committed to helping you become the care professional you want to be. We will give you a thorough understanding of the theory of your chosen area and provide you with innovative, exciting opportunities to put that understanding into practice. Whether you are already working with children and want to take your career further, or are just starting out Nescot’s Childcare courses will show you how to keep children healthy and happy.

We not only give you work experience in the wider world but you can also get involved with other departments at Nescot to give you a real feel for your chosen career. From experience in the Campus Nursery, Nestots, to working with some of our students with learning disabilities, you will learn how to put classroom theory into practice to change lives.

Student Profile

Name:
Vicky Greenwood
Course:
Second Year, Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care and Learning
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One of my favourite parts of the course at Nescot was our cookery qualification, which is useful when you're looking for work. The course is very hands-on, and you do things like baby massage and first aid, so it's very different to being at school. We do three placements as part of the course, and I think working two days a week is a good preparation for finishing the course and working full-time rather than going from A-Levels straight into a job.

The teachers on our course are really good and support you if you get stuck. We use the Learning Resource Centre a lot too, and the staff there always have time to help you even if they're busy. We've been on trips to Chessington World of Adventures and to Brighton, so we're not always stuck in a classroom.

I have already got a full-time job for when I finish the course, working in a day nursery for two to five-year-olds. I got that job through one of the placements I did on the course. I'm looking forward to starting, and I think what I learnt at Nescot and the skills I gained on my placements will really help me.

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Student Profile

Name:
Gemma Wiltshire
Course:
Second Year, Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care and Learning
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I wanted to study at Nescot because it has the best reputation locally, and the course seemed really interesting. I came for an open evening and the college seemed big but also really friendly, and the teachers seemed nice.

The most interesting thing we've studied was baby massage, which helps parents bond with newborns and helps relieve pain from colic and wind. It's quite straightforward, but your technique needs to be right. As part of the course we spend two days a week on a work placement, with a nursery or a school. I really enjoyed my placements and I think I learnt a lot. All the students were on different placements, so everyone had different experiences and when we were back at college we could learn from each other.

I would definitely recommend this course to people interested in studying childcare, because it teaches you everything you need to know and you get work experience too. Nescot is a good place to study, and I've already got a job lined up for once my course is finished.

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