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Early Learning and Childcare

Giving children the building blocks to get off to a good start in life is vital, and at Glasgow Clyde College, our courses are designed to give you an excellent foundation in Early Education and Childcare. 

Early Education And Childcare Students

Jobs in Early Education and Childcare

If you're looking to develop the next generation, a career in Early Education and Childcare could be for you. Studying in this area can prepare you to work in a variety of establishments, such as local authority nurseries, education partnership institutions and private childcare settings. 

To enhance your studies, you may also consider pursuing opportunities independently, such as working at local youth clubs, summer play schemes and private tutoring, all of which will gain you practical experience.

Some of our courses also allow our students to become eligible to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as Child Care Practitioners or Early Years Workforce.

Find out more about careers in Early Education and Child Care.

Early Education And Childcare Student

Further Study Opportunities

As well as progressing to a range of early education courses at Glasgow Clyde College, students can progress to degree courses such as BA Childhood Practice at the University of Strathclyde or BA Primary Education at Stirling University.

Student Success Story

Cameron shares his experiences studying Early Education and Childcare at Glasgow Clyde College

Teaching Staff 

Early learning and childcare staff Deborah Meechan and Martin Winter have recently had papers published in two collections of reflections centred around play. The collections coincided with the 22nd International Play Association Triennial World Conference which took place in Glasgow in June 2023.

Take a look at the articles here:

Priorities for Play: Towards 2030 and Beyond (pg 44)

Inspirationally Playful: People, Papers and Practices That Have Inspired Play Practitioners and Researchers (pg 11)

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Listen to Rebecca tell us all about her time at Glasgow Clyde College.