Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Teacher Status (0-5)

Discover Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Teacher Status (0-5)

90% of a child’s critical brain development happens by age five. By training to lead the Early Years Foundation curriculum, you’ll become a specialist in early childhood development and play a vital role in ensuring children from birth to five get the best start in life.

Our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Teacher Status (0-5) course will equip you with the skills to make a positive difference to children’s learning, development and wellbeing.

This course gives you the opportunity to:

  • gain the professional status of EYTS alongside your undergraduate degree
  • develop the skills to become a graduate leader of practice in the early years sector
  • explore how children develop intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

Where will it take you?

96.9% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

You’ll be qualified to lead the Foundation Stage curriculum within early years settings, such as day nurseries, children’s centres, or academies. You may also consider community roles within the early years sector, such as a family support worker or working alongside health visitors supporting parents.

To find out more about the role of Early Years Teachers, visit National Careers Service.

Discover Derby

Derby is a lively, welcoming city packed with vibrant personalities and everything you’ll need as a student – shopping, eating out, nightlife, sports, and entertainment. It’s also one of the UK’s most forward thinking cities, renowned for technology and innovation, and boasts the fastest growing economy in the UK.

Join us at an Open Day

Choosing the right university is a big decision, so we’d love to help by showing you what we have to offer. You can find out more about Early Childhood Studies from our friendly staff, and our current students will be on hand to give you an insight into life at the University of Derby. You can also tour the campus and halls of residence to discover if we’re the university for you.