Early Childhood

Early Childhood at CU Scarborough

If you’re interested in working with children, young people and families then studying Early Childhood at CU Scarborough could be the perfect fit for you.

An Early Childhood qualification is the first step towards a highly challenging, but satisfying career. In this industry you will find yourself surrounded by the endless energy, enthusiasm and optimism that comes from working with children and young people.

The early stages of a child’s life are a crucial time in their development. The experiences they gain during this time will play a huge part in how they interact and view the world around them as adults. In order to ensure graduates are trained to the highest possible level all our Early Childhood lecturers are highly motivated professionals, who each have industry experience.

The Early Childhood courses taught at CUS cover a wide range of specialisms, including:

  • Childhood learning and development
  • The child and the family
  • Learning and development through play
  • Assessing and promoting healthy development
  • Social context in children

All the qualifications gained at CU Scarborough are accredited and awarded by Coventry University.

Progression route

At CU Scarborough we have several progression routes for Early Childhood. Courses range from a Foundation Year right the way through to a full BSc (Hons) Degree.


As the population rises in the United Kingdom so does the need for skilled and trained professionals in the childcare sector, making it a good career choice.

An Early Childhood qualification could open up many different pathways to career opportunities such as; nursery teacher, nursery nurse, child and family support worker, teaching assistant and much more.

Is CU Scarborough right for you?

There are many reasons to choose CU Scarborough as your higher education destination. In 2016 we opened up a state-of-the-art campus, which was purpose built to meet the needs of our students. If that’s not enough, Scarborough is full of reasonably priced accommodation, some of which is located within walking distance from the beach!