Early Years

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About Nescot

Nescot is in Ewell near Epsom in Surrey. We are a few minutes’ walk from Ewell East and Ewell West main line stations. Whilst we are close to both Epsom and South/West London students also benefit from a green and leafy campus. We’ve been providing Further Education for school leavers at Nescot for more than 60 years.

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Early Years at Nescot

Early Years at Nescot provides students with a strong foundation for their journey as an early years practitioner. With a strong focus on innovative practice, all students use their skills on their work placement, which allow them to nurture links with employers and prepare them for employment.

Excellent employer links – Early Years students benefit from an annual careers fair, where a range of local employers network with our students, which leads to real job opportunities within the industry.

What You Can Expect…


Targeted work experience in an organisation relevant to your area of study, so that you can see for yourself how your skills could fit in different sectors. We even run our own careers fair where you can meet employers.

Childcare employers frequently send us their vacancies because they want someone who is ‘Nescot qualified’.

Tutors are excellent teachers and mentors with a wide breadth of industry experience, ranging from nursery managers, special needs practitioners, primary school learning support and nannying.

The quality of teaching in the department has consistently been recognised as good or above.

The opportunity to do work experience at our on-site nursery, Nestots.


Level 3 students get additional qualifications in cooking and paediatric first aid, to increase their employability even further.

Students go on a range of trips throughout the year, including to Thorpe Park and Brighton, to give them an opportunity to practice planning an effective trip.

Childcare students from Nescot have gone on to study at universities such as King’s College London, the University of Roehampton and St Mary’s, as well as finding work straight after finishing at Nescot.

FE Early Years

“We’ve learnt a lot, from how children grow and develop to how to give them a healthy diet. My work experience as a learning support assistant has given me the chance to use what I’ve learnt, and it’s helped me to become more confident too.”

Mia, Level 2 Early Years Education and Care

Our Students’ Success…

Our students have gone on:

  • St Mary’s University
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Greenwich
  • Kingston University

Future Careers in Early Years… Childminder, Children’s nurse, Crèche assistant, Early years teacher, Holiday childcare representative, Hospital play specialist, Nanny, Nursery assistant, Nursery manager, Playworker, Primary school teaching, Special care baby unit assistant, Special needs teaching assistant, Teaching assistant.