What’s it like to study childcare?

We asked students, Lizzie and Emma, some questions about their time studying childcare at Edinburgh College. They are both studying HNC Childhood Practice part-time at our Granton campus. What have you enjoyed about the course? Lizzie: I have really enjoyed studying childcare. The evening course fits in around work and looking after my son and…

Kristina – EC Student Stories

Thirty-nine-year-old Kristina has returned to Edinburgh College to pursue her ambition of becoming a nursery manager or running her own childminding service. She tells us about what inspired her new career path, and how she’s embracing studying a full-time course while raising three children and keeping up a part-time job. “I was employed in the…

People in a childcare setting reading books.

Study a childcare course at college

Working in early years and childcare is hugely rewarding as you will get the opportunity to support the development of the next generation and guide them towards a bright future. Read our blog to find out everything you need to know about our childcare courses and working in the sector.   What childcare courses can I study?  At Edinburgh College, we…

#ECPrizeGiving – Jee-Hoon Song

Eighteen-year-old Jee-Hoon Song is really proud of his efforts at College so far this year, and has been awarded the School College Partnership (SCP) Play and Child Development Award at this year’s Prize Giving in recognition of all this hard work. We spoke to the Queensferry High School pupil to find out more about his…

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…