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Dedicated to the growth and well-being of children? Peterborough College’s Childcare Studies Department is the ideal destination for you.

Subjects we deliver

Dive deep into the world of child development, from understanding the nuances of early education to mastering the intricacies of child psychology.

Our programmes range from beginner courses to more advanced studies, blending academic learning with practical experience.

With insights from expert faculty and top-tier facilities, you’re ensured a comprehensive education in childcare.

Career-focused education

Some of the career opportunities listed below may require further study and qualifications in order to enter the industry

  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Childcare Centre Manager
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • Child Psychologist
  • Play Therapist
  • Nursery Teacher
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • Child Counsellor


Our Childcare Diplomas at Peterborough College provide in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge, setting the foundation for various career paths within the industry.

Studying the course allowed me to secure an apprenticeship with a fostering agency, paving my path to my dream career in care. Those three years at Peterborough were the highlight of my life; I cherished every moment.

Emma Bines
Early Years Education and Care Level 3

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