Men in Early Learning and Childcare

Everyone, meet Kieran Gallagher.  Kieran is the Out-of-School Team Leader at North Edinburgh Childcare and he is currently studying his Level 9 Childhood Practice with us, training to the level of Manager. Did you know he is one of the surprisingly small 4% of male workers in the Early Learning and Child Care (ELC) profession? …

Edinburgh College students discover the importance of creativity

A group of Edinburgh College students recently took part in a two-day workshop designed to unlock their creativity and prepare them for a career working with children. HNC Childhood Practice students took part in a creative skills workshop delivered by Starcatchers at the College’s Midlothian, Granton and Sighthill campuses. The workshops aim to empower adults…

Childhood Practice Professional Information Session

If you are interested in applying for a professional childcare course at Edinburgh College, then come along to our next Information Session. Courses that will be presented are for aspiring managers and lead practitioners. The Childhood Practice team will be there to answer any of your questions, with a presentation about the curriculum. Thursday 24…

There’s Something In the Water

Outdoor Learning,  Outdoor Education, Forest Schools, Forest Kindergarten, Outdoor Play, Nature Play,  whatever you want to call it, it’s undeniable that there’s a thirst for getting children and young people outdoors.   Nature-Deficit Disorder is something of a modern phenomenon in our largely sedentary, tech-reliant culture.  A lifestyle far- removed from that of as little as…

What part-time childcare course is right for me?

Here’s the lowdown on our part-time and evening childcare courses. Which course suits you best?   Childhood Practice HNC Part-Time Day (Granton) Perfect for: Those who want to get into childcare but have other commitments, such as childcare, that they need to work around. This course is perfect if you need to work around school…

Calling for Superhero Childcare Workers!

Beyoncé is ruling Coachella, Kendrick Lamar just won a Pulitzer prize and Cardi B is breaking Guinness World Records all over the place.  If you’re like me, you might look at these celebrities and think of these people as superhuman.  Professional, efficient, driven, inspiring, talented. What if I was to say that childcare professionals could be…

Childhood Practice Open Day

Childhood Practice Open Day

It takes a big heart to shape little minds. Are you up for the challenge? Become a leader in the childcare sector, whether you are just starting your career or if you are looking to develop your skills further. Come along to our Childhood Practice Open Day. 19 April 2018 Sighthill Campus 4:00 – 6:30pm…

Childhood Practice Applicant Days

If your application for a childcare course is successful, you will be invited to come along to one of our applicant events! 🎉 At the event you will: Meet teachers and tour our facilities Find out more about the PVG scheme and what it involves Find out more about the content of your course Put…

Information Evening for Courses in Childcare

Interested in our Childcare courses? We will be hosting an information evening on 11 January 2018 where you will be able to Talk to college lecturers Find a course to suit you Get tips and advice for your application Pick up a prospectus Come along and discover what our courses can do for you. Thursday 11…