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Discover Child Development Studies courses

When you study one of our Child Development Studies courses, you’ll pick up essential childcare knowledge to support a child’s development, like understanding how to provide a safe environment and how to support positive behaviour. You’ll also build crucial skills in teamwork and communication – both with children and other adults.

Through our great relationships with local nurseries, you’ll gain invaluable experiences in real-world environments. You’ll put your understanding of the theory involved in childcare and teaching to the test by working with young children in a variety of events and work environments.

Whether you want to become a childminder, a nanny, or an early years educator, your journey to making a difference to young lives starts at NHC.

Who do you want to be?

Discover your future with our range of Child Development Studies courses

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Career pathway

  • Early Years Teacher
  • Education Consultant
  • Education Mental Health Practitioner
  • Family Support Worker
  • Health Play Specialist
  • Learning Mentor
  • Primary School Teacher

Work experience

As part of your study on the programme, you will undertake placements in a range of childcare settings which will help you to develop your skills and knowledge. You will be involved in projects in college and within the community that will develop your understanding of the industry further, working alongside children and young people.