Early Years

About Nescot

Nescot is in Ewell near Epsom in Surrey. We are a few minutes’ walk from Ewell East and Ewell West main line stations. Whilst we are close to both Epsom and South/West London students also benefit from a green and leafy campus. We’ve been providing Higher Education at Nescot for more than 60 years.

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Early Years at Nescot


This course is designed for people who are currently working with young children in an early years setting or a Reception Class. You could be working in the private or voluntary sector, or in a school. The course is suitable for a range of roles within day care, play groups, before and after school clubs, schools, children’s centres, family support services, as a nanny or childminder or in early years advisory services.


This sector-endorsed Early Years Foundation Degree is a two-year higher education degree course that is run in collaboration with Kingston University. The course enables you to combine academic study with work-based learning. It develops sound theoretical and practice-based knowledge for those working with young children from birth to five years of age.

On successful completion of the Early Years Foundation Degree students can progress onto a work-based learning BA (Hons) Top Up programmes which could lead to either Early Years Teacher Status or Qualified Teacher Status.

The course covers a wide range of theoretical perspectives and current issues in the field of early education and other related sectors, which are relevant for those working in early years. The course also explores international perspectives and the latest developments within the sector. It provides a route from Level 3 into higher education for experienced and committed early years practitioners.

Next Open Event 25 Jan – 4 Feb 2021 – Click here to register.


“The best thing about our course is the teachers. They’re really knowledgeable and they have so much experience, so they can always tell you about what they’ve done or seen professionally. They’re very supportive, but they always push you to do better and be a better professional, and they’re really good at getting the best out of us.  I’m doing the Foundation Degree at the moment but I’m planning to do the top-up to convert it to a full degree and then to work as a teacher in the future, and I know that this qualification will help me to get there.”

Alan, Early Years Foundation Degree

HE Early Years