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Love working with children? Interesting in starting an incredibly rewarding career with impressive prospects? The Early Years Foundation Stage course may be perfect for you.

Tailored to equip students with the essential knowledge, grounding and insight required from early years practitioners, this exciting course can be completed around your commitments, on a part-time or full-time basis.


Spread across several rich and fascinating units (which you can explore in more detail by clicking the ‘Snapshot’ tab above), the Early Years Foundation Stage course covers the basic principles of early years practice. These principles include A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development.

These 4 themes underpin the principles of the course, and guide the work of all early years practitioners. You will explore each of them in detail during this enriching course. In addition, students are actively encouraged to reflect on their own practice, giving them plenty of opportunity to explore ways of enhancing the way they deliver this framework, as well as improving its effectiveness.


Students enrolled on the course for professional development will also need to complete an additional Childcare Workforce Development Council (CWDC) qualification; such as the Children and Young People’s Workforce (RQF) course. However, this course will give you the insight, knowledge and grounding required to progress onto such a programme with ease.


This course has been designed to be as accessible as possible. Thus, it has no set entry requirements. All you need to apply is a basic level of education and a passion for this area of study. We will supply you with everything you need to get the best possible head start; including a comprehensive study guide and a personal tutor who is on hand to support you and ensure you make the most of your time with us.

Unit 1 – Context and principles for early years provision

Early Years Foundation

Legal Framework

National Curriculum

Developmental Milestones

Principles and Practice

A Unique Child

Overall Health

Positive Relationships

Learning and Development

A Unique Child: Child Development




A Unique Child: Inclusive Practice

Equality and Diversity

Children’s Entitlements

Early Support

A Unique Child: Keeping Safe

Discovering boundaries

A Unique Child: Health and Well-Being

Physical Well-Being

Emotional Well-Being
Unit 2 – Promoting learning and development in the early years

Areas of Development

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

Communication, Language, and Literacy

Problem Solving, Reasoning, and Numeracy

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Physical Development

Creative Development

Areas of Responsibility and Early Years Foundation

Play based learning

Active Learning

Enabling Environments
Unit 3 – Promoting children’s welfare in the early years


Safeguarding and Promoting Children

Child Abuse

Signs of abuse

Physical Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Sexual Abuse



The Key Person

Promoting Health

Cross Infection

Food Allergies

Healthy Eating


Personal Hygiene

£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £279

£279 – all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £279 (approx)

£93 deposit followed by £93 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.

It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:
  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hours
Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (Level 3)


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