This degree takes a holistic approach to the development of young children, from birth to the age of eight.
From climate change, global pandemics and economic austerity to screen use and social media, the 21st century has brought many factors that are shaping childhood experiences. This course teaches you to understand the challenges of supporting children and babies in this rapidly changing world, and the skills to respond to them.
Develop practical skills within a range of early years environments – from nurseries to care farms – thanks to our links with over 600 education institutions across the UK. Your training will include outdoor play and learning opportunities and the chance to study towards an accredited Forest School certification, and you could experience a placement overseas. This gives you a valuable additional qualification and the ability to take into account a range of extra needs.
We’re proud to be part of the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network, which benefits students through events and profile-raising activity. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve Graduate Practitioner Status2.