Welcome to our Early Years Education Department within the Faculty of Education.

The Department offers a variety of programmes some of which support and develop Early Years Education professionals and others which nurture future new generations of those wanting to work with young children within a professional context.

Central to our vision is working in partnership with schools and Early Years settings. We really do value their expertise in raising quality provision within the Early Years provision, demonstrated in the high quality Professional Practice and Work Based Learning experiences our trainees and students are engaged in.  We would like to work more closely with our partners in developing our Early Years Education Area at Edge Hill University.

There are two main strands to the current Early Years Education portfolio; Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and Undergraduate Early Years Education Programmes.

This portfolio offers flexibility and choice for participants to either train to teach in Early Years Education and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or to develop a graduate profile for the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) workforce.

We have a published Early Years blog written by both staff and students, to read it, please click here.

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