If you're preparing for a career working with very young children and their families, BA (Hons) Early Years Education and Development (with integrated foundation year) is the ideal choice for you. A new addition to the wide range of opportunities we already offer in Education, foundation entry is an alternative route to accessing Higher Education and all the experiences you’d expect as a full-time student. Throughout the course there will be a focus on the social and emotional development of children, the role of the adult, community links and planning and preparing environments which can enable children to enjoy play based learning. As part of the course you will be encouraged to research a wide range of perspectives impacting on early childhood. This qualification will equip you to explore a wide range of career possibilities in the early years sector.