Child Development

Studying Child Development and Care will provide students with a fantastic understanding of childcare and development in the early years’ sector for Children 0-5 years old. This will be beneficial to anyone considering a career in Early Years of Primary teaching and supports progression to a Level 3 vocational or Academic Childcare, Psychology, Health and Social Care subjects.

Students will expect to develop a range of skills by studying Child Development such as:

  • An awareness of learning styles
  • An introduction to working with children in a variety of settings
  • An understanding of roles and responsibilities when working in a setting.
  • An understanding of equality and diversity within a childcare setting
  • An understanding of the stages and sequences of child development
  • An introduction to the influences that affect holistic development
  • An introduction to everyday care routines and the types of activities that can support the development of independence.
  • An understanding of how to support children through transitions in their lives.
  • The skills needed to pursue a career in: nursery nursing, midwifery, child psychology, paediatrics, teaching, family support, teaching assistant, social work, youth work or counselling.