Gain the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to work with children from birth to seven years in a rapidly expanding area. You explore young children's development, education and care in a range of social contexts. Teaching and learning take place in a range of learning environments to reflect those that are available to young children. Build your professional confidence and enhance your employability through placements in a range of early years settings. Develop your understanding of how theory links to practice through work-based learning. Choose opportunities for further qualifications during your study, such as an early years practitioner qualification (Ofsted approved). Learn from experienced practitioners, published academics and active researchers.