Childcare

On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources and websites

Finding Childcare Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Childcare eBooks

You can access Childcare eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

CACHE Level 3 Childcare & Education
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Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years
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CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator
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Understanding Child Development 0-8 years
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Childcare eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Childlink logoChildlink: A detailed database of news, papers, statistics, research, legislation, parliamentary proceedings and more relating to children. Topics include welfare, education, health, justice, youth and employment.
Jisc logoJisc Education and Childcare Training: Online learning resource which includes videos, guides, learning and assessment activities for Education and Childcare.
GOV.UK logoThe Department for Education website provides information on schools, children and young people, getting into teaching, data, research and statistics.
National Children's BureauThe National Children's Bureau is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

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Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email library@northamptoncollege.ac.uk with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.