This course is designed to develop the understanding and skills relating to children’s care, learning and development. It will provide you with the required qualification for working in a supervised role in the early years and childcare sector as a pre-school, nursery or playgroup assistant, classroom assistant or care assistant. You will work in an Early Years specialist resource room which is fully equipped with play equipment to plan weekly practical activities, explore sensory resources and have opportunities to care for the ‘Real Care Babies, as well as outdoor trips and competitions. Previous years have included working alongside Norwegian students and exploration of forest schools.Skills that you will develop to perform well in the workplace include:• excellent communication skills• the ability to work with children in a sensitive and positive way• creativity and imagination while creating monthly displays • planning and organisational skills. You will be assessed via practical tasks, assignments and work placement assessments which means that you have no exams to sit.