The Early Years Foundation Degree

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The Early Years Foundation Degree

Published: Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 at 11:39 AM

The Early Years Foundation Degree

Published: Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 at 11:39 AM

With Kingston University and the Reach Foundation – 

After two years of teaching 18 students from 12 local Early Years settings, the Reach Foundation is recruiting for next year's cohort to begin their study on Kingston University's Early Years Foundation Degree.

We are very proud to partner with Kingston University for this course, especially as it is currently rated No.2 overall in the UK for education (Guardian league tables 2022).

  • Do you have a L3 qualified member of staff working in Nursery or Reception?
  • Would you like to encourage them to take the next step in their study and career?
  • Do you think they would be interested in completing an Early Years Foundation Degree?
The Course

This course is relevant for anybody who has at least 2 years experience working in the Early Years and is working a minimum of 16 hours a week in an Early Years setting. Students earn whilst they learn. The course combines workplace learning with part-time evening study (once a week), so students can continue to stay in their current role and can implement all of the new theories and concepts they are being taught into their current practice.

What current students have told us 
  • 'The best thing about the course is the well thought out structure of the lectures and the support from the tutors to link theory to practice. Allowing me to reflect on my setting and grow my knowledge of all things early years.'
  • 'The best thing about the course is the positivity within our group and the level of support we give each other. In terms of the lectures the best thing was the pace at which it was set, and the tutors tailored and adapted the lectures to best suit everyone in the group. No one felt like they couldn't do it.'
  • 'Completing the degree has given me the confidence to relay back to other members of staff, including managers, new things that I have learnt and why I want to implement them. And be able to back up my ideas with theory'.
  • 100% of second year students told us that their subject knowledge has increased as a result of this course.
  • 80% of second year students have told us that their professional confidence has increased as a result of this course.
  • 90% of second year students have told us that they see an increased value in their role as an early years professional.

Watch this short video to hear more about the course from current students.

To find out more about the course please email:

What our members say

Ofsted Inspection Training – "Four days well spent! Supporting the development of our school under the guidance of a skilled trainer with a wealth of experience across the primary range was invaluable."

Primary Subject Networks – "The content in the sessions covers all aspects of high quality practice in Maths and it makes me reflective on my practice in class and how I lead and help develop other teachers."

Primary Subject Networks – "Meeting other subject leaders and sharing, makes me feel better about what we are delivering and that we are on the right track."

Develop your A level Teaching – "It was really nice to be able to talk to other A level German teachers as there aren’t very many and we could share our experiences."

Contingent Talk with Books – "Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes. Well-planned and organised project, fantastic expert who inspires us all."

Get Hounslow Reading – "The biggest impact has been on our teachers’ enthusiasm for reading/books and their knowledge of high quality texts, finding innovative ways to engage readers through displays, book talk and story time."

Secondary Subject Networks – "There are so many useful takeaways from the meeting to help improve teaching and learning and they are things which can easily be put into place after the meeting."

Get Hounslow Reading – “There can be no doubt of the enthusiasm of Hounslow teachers and impact of their hard work on growing a Reading for Pleasure practice in their schools over this academic year. Many teachers said that the time to talk and share practice was what they valued most highly.” Charlotte Raby – Programme Facilitator

Secondary Subject Networks – “I really enjoy the content and the supportive group of fellow geography leaders discussing ideas in a non-judgmental, relatively informal way. The group certainly helps each other and fundamentally discusses relevant topics which are benefiting me.”

Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”

Challenging Behaviour Training – “Great training, thank you for all your expertise and advice. I learnt lots of things about different ways that can affect pupils’ behaviour and how to deal with different situations."

Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”

Develop your A Level Teaching – “A much appreciated forum to apply pedagogy to a subject specific domain, with such rich professional talk after the keynotes in the Economics breakout session.”

Contact us

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