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Early Years and Childcare

Early Years and Childcare

The care and teaching of children is a well-respected and sought after profession. With a high level of regulation and responsibility, you must be able to work as part of a team, be accurate at keeping records, be able to solve problems and manage your time. Our highly-experienced Early Years team are proud to offer a range of courses that will help you become a fully-trained childcare professional, ready to enter the world of work or continue studying at university.

Find a course

Select a course type that suits you.

Career Options

• Nanny
• Primary School Teacher
• Play Therapist
• Early Years Practitioner


Our outstanding onsite college nursery is the perfect place for you to experience the real-world environment and to learn the skills you need to become a licensed practitioner, from a diverse teaching team with a wealth of industry experience. In the classroom, our new infant simulators are the perfect way for you to practice caring for babies and infants, alongside a wealth of other resources used when working with children.


University Destinations

BCoT childcare students progressed to a number of universities including:

Bath Spa University, Education (Primary Teaching)

Birmingham City University, Children’s Nursing

Norland Nursery Training College, Early Years Development and Learning

University of Chichester, Early Childhood Studies

University of Derby, Education Studies

University of Portsmouth, Childhood and Youth Studies

University of Reading, Children’s Development and Learning

University of Southampton, Child Nursing

University of Surrey Child, Nursing

University of Winchester, Primary Education; Psychology and Criminology

I had heard BCoT was the best for specialist subjects and I knew I wanted to study childcare after school. It is so exciting to be able to study the one subject I have a real interest in doing.
Henry Wise
Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman visits BCoT’s ‘Outstanding’ nursery

Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman visits BCoT’s ‘Outstanding’ nursery

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector spent time meeting with nursery children and the staff.

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Students celebrate success at graduation ceremony (1)

Students celebrate success at graduation ceremony

More than 60 BCoT graduates attended the graduation ceremony to receive their qualifications.

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