You can take a college course before looking for work in a nursery. Courses include:
- Level 2 Certificate in Childcare and Education
- Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)
- Level 3 Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy - Birth to Seven
A paediatric first aid certificate will also be useful but is not essential.
You may need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course