College expands opportunity for early years learning

The new facility is opened

THE relationship between a borough college and a company operating nursery schools across the region has been highlighted as a great example of collaboration in helping young people further their careers – and a new facility will help them even more!

Students at USP College’s Palmer’s campus at Grays are among those working towards careers in the learning and care sector for children aged five and under have been gaining real experience via a company set up between the college and day nursery schools provider Seymour House. 

That has resulted in a new learning space with realistic depictions of the workplace being created at the Seevic campus in Benfleet, which is used by Thurrock-based students.

The space builds on work between Seymour House and the college over a number of years. Seymour House contributed by donating equipment, providing real-life working documents for students to use such as policies & procedures and transferring more than 30 years of industry knowledge into the next generation of professionals.

Sharmilla Guit, the college’s head of learning for early years, said: “I would like to take this moment to thank the early years team and all the team at Seymour House for all their hard work.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to work in collaboration for the benefit of our students who are the future of our tomorrow.”

To find out more about the early years courses on offer visit or attend one of the Open Evenings, taking place at the Palmer’s Campus on Thursday, 31 January and the Seevic Campus on Tuesday, 5 February.