Careers with BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

The range of opportunities to work professionally with young children is expanding all the time. From one-to-one care and group education to specialist roles and management positions, this course will give you a great grounding from which you can build your career in the sector.

By developing your interpersonal skills, practical experience and understanding of ethical issues, you’ll boost your employability in early years graduate professions.

Career opportunities include:

  • Working in the early years sector
  • Working in local government (advisory roles)
  • Voluntary sector advisors/officers
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer in Further Education (with progression into Higher Education)
  • Family liaison worker
  • Family event organiser
  • Health service advisor 
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator 
  • Voluntary work abroad 
  • Children and adolescent mental health advisor/officer
  • Family liaison officer (with the police service)
  • Family link officer (for the prison service)
  • Graduate schemes

Your progression

You can continue your studies. Postgraduate opportunities include :

  • MA Education
  • Teaching – PGCE
  • Social work – masters level
  • MSc Psychology
  • Masters in Occupational Therapy
  • Masters in Criminology
  • Play therapy
  • Speech and language therapy