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…

The Power of Words

By now you will have read many news reports, articles and will have had many conversations around the fall of Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein, and no doubt you will have been confronted by the overwhelming numbers of women and men showing solidarity on social media through #metoo. If you live in a cave and have absolutely…

It’s not just making play-dough!

With childcare becoming an increasingly in-demand career in Edinburgh and the Lothians, our in-house childcare expert, Clarissa, is writing a series of blogs to show you how important a career in childcare is and why you should be getting yourself, or loved ones, interested. Why is there a misconception? “What do you know about working in…

Childhood Practice Course Information Events

If you are considering starting a career in early learning and childcare, then now is a great time to start. The Scottish government is committed to increasing the early learning and childcare core entitlement from 600 to 1140 hours per year by 2020. Part of this commitment is funding for qualifications including the HNC Childhood…