MA Early Childhood Careers: Hospital Play Therapist
02 Feb 22
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Do you love working with children? If you do, you may already know the challenging yet highly rewarding nature of the early year industry. Are you interested in starting your career working with children in a nursery or a primary school? Either way, the heart-warming feeling is no less. After all, who doesn’t love the thought of shaping the next generation of potential future doctors and lawyers from an early age?
An early year's degree can broadly get defined as a typical ‘teaching degree’ but it’s much more than that. Your early year's education degree program covers a wide understanding of a child’s development, both mental and physical, and you uncover the factors that affect their development. So, if you are interested in understanding children’s development from an early age as well as the reasons for their development, this could be the perfect degree choice for you. Let us talk through three key reasons to study for an early year’s degree.
Gain Knowledge of Developmental Milestones
A child taking their first step and speaking their first word are major events in their lives. Particularly from a parent's perspective, you can’t help but wonder when your child’s first word is going to come. These are incredibly rewarding feelings as a parent, and in technical terms, these are a child’s developmental milestones. Emphasising how a child learns to speak, move, act, and play. Probably one of the most fascinating things about early years development is that every child is different, there’s no set age for children to hit these milestones. One child may learn to walk at one year, whereas another may take their first step at 18 months. In essence, with your early year's education degree, you will learn about all the milestones a child makes from birth until age five. This will give you the knowledge of how to work with different age groups and how to best help them learn. At the University of Bolton, our early year's degree courses help you start your career journey and use your childhood studies degree job to make a positive difference in children's lives.
Early Years Learning – Do you understand it?
Only around 25% of parents recognise the importance of their child’s first five years and teacher training is shown to not adequately cover the early years learning process. This depicts the importance of understanding a child’s developmental milestones and brain development process. Vitally, this is the knowledge and expertise that an early year's education degree can teach you, making you more attractive for securing a childhood studies degree job after graduating. Your skills learnt from your early years' degree can help children grow to love learning, which is something they will benefit from throughout their lives. At the University of Bolton, we teach you the skills you need to make a real difference.
Giving Children the Best Start
As the UK population keeps increasing and with more people in full-time employment, the demand for childcare keeps increasing. Early years education is a growing industry with 232,000 nursery workers already in the UK, and with the government encouraging others to enter the industry, childhood studies degree jobs will rise. With your Early Years Childhood Studies degree at the University of Bolton, we can help you kickstart a fulfilling career. We can give you the skills and qualifications you need to help children gain the best start in life.
Come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe at the University of Bolton. Our early years' childhood studies courses have been voted 1st for Student Satisfaction in the UK*, meaning that we offer you an accredited degree that our students love to kickstart your career journey.
Do you find this career path interesting? Your early years' degree course is perfect for both new entrants and existing workers looking to gain an existing qualification in this ever-evolving subject area. If you would like further information, you can give our advisory team a call at +44 (0)1204 900 600. Alternatively, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view our available courses, click here.
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