Childcare Students' Zone

Information and study material for early years education and childcare students.

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Studying Early Childhood: Part 1 - Becoming an active learner

When making the transition to studying at degree level, students will be challenged to think in new and...

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Studying Early Childhood: Part 2 - Reading, writing and producing assignments

How to read widely and critically, think independently and present the material in your assignments in a way that shows the original work you have done.

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Studying Early Childhood: Part 3: Visits, observations, placements and dissertations

Most early childhood degrees include 'real-world' experiences in early years settings and a related final-year project or dissertation. Make the most of these learning...

Childcare & Early Years Qualifications

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Beginners please!

Level 1 Qualifications in Early Years Education and Childcare

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On the road

Level 2 Qualifications in Early Years Education and Childcare

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Moving ahead

Level 3 Qualifications in Early Years Education and Childcare

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Experience tells

Level 4 Qualfications in Early Years Education and Childcare

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Build the foundations

Level 5 Qualifications in Early Years Education and Childcare

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To a degree

Level 6 Qualifications in Early Years Education and Childcare

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Go to the top

Level 7 Qualifications in Early Years Education and Childcare

Early Years Professional Status

Study Guide: the Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce

A module by module guide to tackling the Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce.

The Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce


Early Years Pioneers

Nursery World's series on the early years pioneers that have shaped current practice, including Piaget, Froebel and Margaret McMillan - an essential resource for students and practitioners alike.

Jean Piaget: An Early Years Pioneer