Early Years Education

The Department of Early Years Education, has a commitment to develop Early Childhood Education and Care practitioners within a wide range of settings. The department offers a variety of programmes; some of which support and develop existing early years education professionals, and others which nurture future new generations of those wanting to work with young children within a professional context.
Programmes have been designed to offer students strong foundations for lifelong learning, build confidence as creative and innovative thinkers, and develop resourceful and compassionate practitioners who are capable of working in a complex and rapidly changing environment. This in turn helps raise the status and quality of the early years education and care workforce.
The department is proud to work in partnership with employers and early years settings/schools across the region, to ensure high quality teaching and learning experiences for students and provide opportunities to engage in rich, reflective practice. Within this dynamic student-focused learning environment those on our programmes develop as creative and forward thinking practitioners who are able to offer valuable learning experiences, inextricably linked to the needs and interests of young children.
There are two main strands to the current Early Years Education portfolio; Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and Undergraduate Early Years Education Programmes.

Please visit the courses page for more information.

Programme Handbooks

Professional Practice Paperwork

Additional Information

 

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