The Early Childhood Studies degree synthesises cutting edge professional policy with academic rigour. You will graduate able to work to the highest of standards within a variety of settings. You will develop a practical understanding that is grounded in theory, both traditional and contemporary, as you learn about the stages children may go through as they progress through the early years of their life, exploring what helps children to be ready for their future. The current statutory early years framework and curriculum is reflected throughout the programme and alternative approaches to learning are studied in a national and international context. You will explore how play is a vital component for children’s learning and holistic development. You will also study difficulties and problems children may face, from safeguarding issues to disability and specific needs. You will examine how to ensure that all children receive the right support and protection in order to have the best possible chances in life to reach their full potential.