Early years

Early years

Awarded by Kingston University

Early years professionals are specialists in early childhood development. They work with babies and children up to five years old. Our early years education courses will equip and inspire you to make the care and development of babies and children your first concern. We are proud to offer a range of early years education courses for all professionals, from foundation through to masters level.


Why choose us?

  • We are one of only a few national providers who have been involved with the successful delivery of Early Years Professional Status and Early Years Teacher Status since 2006. This is the only nationally recognised professional accreditation in the sector
  • We are a member of one of the largest successful consortium partnerships in early years education, which supports workforce development across London and the South East, delivering employment based programmes
  • You will benefit from being taught by staff who are research active, offering you access to cutting edge knowledge in the early years sector

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Early years teaching news

Outdoor Learning

Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive, National College for Teaching and Leadership, praises the School of Education’s collaborative approach which offers great outcomes for their Early Years students.

Charlie Taylor during his speech for Nursery World Business Summit 2014 has praised Kingston University and Bright Horizons for their pioneering partnership work saying that “For both parties it was a leap into the unknown that required a relationship of trust and openness.

swedish students

School of Education runs a unique exchange programme with Gävle University of Sweden for Early Years students.

The exchange programme developed by Helen Sutherland, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Kia Kimhag, University Lecturer in Education and international coordinator at the department of Education, Gävle University of Sweden offers early years students a wider opportunity of learning.

Dr Michael Allen

Dr Michael Allen co-presents a paper exploring how Cypriot nursery teachers simplified sophisticated physical science concepts by using visual materials with their children.

This study explored how Cypriot nursery teachers simplified some quite sophisticated physical science concepts by using visual materials with their children.



Early years teaching research

Child looking out of a window

TODDLER PROJECT – ensuring quality for all toddlers

A recent EU-funded project brought together experienced teacher trainers from nine European countries, including Helen Sutherland, senior lecturer in the School of Education, to examine and develop different approaches to toddlers’ learning.