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Welcome childcare and early years education applicants!

You have made a great decision choosing West Notts!

  • A big hello!

    Welcome to the Childcare and Education department and the beginning of your career journey! Working within the childcare and education sector is a wonderful career choice and you can look forward to the rewards that helping young children develop their physical, intellectual, language, social and emotional skills brings.

    Our teachers are experts within this subject area and have all worked with children in a range of early years, primary, special educational needs, paediatric and midwifery settings.

    We pride ourselves on the excellent work placement opportunities that we offer to all of our students; many of whom are now working in primary schools and early years settings as teachers and teaching assistants and they look forward to meeting you during your training.

    We’re very proud of the outstanding results achieved by students to ensure that they have the very best opportunity to gain employment within the sector or progress to university-level study.

    This is an exciting time for you to join our college and we look forward to sharing our curriculum with you, alongside offering the support and guidance that you may need to aim high and reach your true potential.

    Leigh Jarvis
    Head of Department – Childcare, Education, Health Sciences and Social Care

  • Applicant activities

    Before you start at West Notts, here are a few activites to get involved in.

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    Watch - What our students say

    Beth and Caitlyn praise the support they get from tutors on their childcare course, both in their studies and on work placement. They’ve loved hearing from guest speakers who have visited to share their industry knowledge with students.

    View the video on YouTube

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    Read letters from our current students

    Our students wanted to share their experiences of college with you. We hope their letters help answer some of your questions and put you at ease.

    Read Alana's letter

    Read Courtney's letter

    Read Ellie's letter

    Read Phoebe's letter

  • Ask your tutor

    Anything playing on your mind about your college course? Then send your questions to our college tutors using our simple online form.

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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