Early Years and Childhood Studies News

22 April 2021

Are Babies of Lockdown at a Disadvantage?

When do babies learn to talk? When should a baby start walking? These are common questions in the subject of baby development. While we all have an idea of the ‘right’ age to do these things, there are so many factors th...

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24 February 2021

Early Childhood Shapes Life: The Importance of Early Childhood Studies

Every single moment in a child’s early years can shape the rest of their life, making this Postgraduate subject one that is truly fascinating and rewarding. Are you interested in a career in early child...

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05 February 2021

Forest School and its Role in Child Development

Forest School and its Role in Child DevelopmentAnyone interested in early years and childhood studies will have heard of Forest School. Practitioners use the outdoors as a learning environment and provide experien...

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17 December 2020

Self-Improvement and Further Training: Why Study a Master’s in Early Childhood S...

Are you looking to take your early years childcare and play work sector career to the next level? Self-improvement through Postgraduate study can help you unlock your potential, improving your practice and opening up more job prospects.

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20 November 2020

Things You'll Learn When Upskilling with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies

Earning a master’s degree in Childhood Studies could be one of the best things you do for your career. As well as being able to move into management and leadership, you’ll also develop a range of transferrable skills that can take yo...

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06 November 2020

Why Retrain with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies?

The MA Early Childhood Studies course at the University of Bolton is designed to nurture the future leaders of the early years sector. If you want to take your career to the next level, this master’s programme could be the ideal way to...

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08 September 2020

Dream of Working in Childcare or Youth Development?

Working with children or young people is an exciting and rewarding career, one that contributes directly to people’s lives. If you dream of supporting families and their little ones, whether in a formal or informal setting, there’s s...

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17 August 2020

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies

Study Early Years and Childhood Studies at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good Universit...

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01 June 2020

What a career in Early Years and Childhood Studies looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for ...

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27 May 2020

Why going to a nursery is vital for a child’s development

A positive and stable home life, coupled with a stimulating nursery environment, provides children the best start in life.Decades of research has shown that the care, education and support that a child receives in the first few ye...

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07 May 2020

Is childhood obesity rising in England?

For many years, obesity has been a hot topic as the nation strives for each member of the public to have better physical and mental health. One sector of this which has always struggled is childhood obesity.With most children in n...

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04 May 2020

Help a child find their identity through literature

The importance of diversity in children’s literature is essential in relation to their emotional and personal development. While there are few arguments against the importance of childhood learning through reading; diversity w...

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23 April 2020

Children learn best through active play

It’s no secret that children love to play, creating make-believe worlds, fantastical adventures, and invisible friends. However, play is not just light-hearted fun, but an essential factor to the cognitive, emotional and social wellbei...

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15 December 2019

Service User Involvement Initiative in Higher Education

Across our health and social care programmes, service user involvement is not a tokenistic add-on to our student teaching and learning. This initiative is embedded as a key ethos of our education practice in training futu...

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10 June 2019

Men in Early Years

This semester a student on the Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Studies course addressed the issue of men working in the early years sector as part of her Independent Study Module assessment.For the assessment, students ...

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10 June 2019

I Love My Job

As an Early Childhood studies lecturer, I often hear students and early years practitioners say, "I love my job."Working with children from birth to seven can be one of the most rewarding careers, making a positive contribution an...

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10 June 2019

Sure Start

Sure Start Children Centre is an initiative started in the late 1990s by the New Labour Government. The goal of the centre is to eradicate inequalities surrounding health, attainment and social capital for disadvantaged children and thei...

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