EYP? Which top up BA hons?
EYP? Which top up BA hons?
by: Rebecca Ross-Simmonds - 06-01-13 17:26
I am currently in my second year of a Foundation Degree in Early Years and have already had a letter from our University to encourage us to choose which degree we would like to continue on to (subject to grades) to top up to the BA hons. My aim after I graduate would be to open a Nursey so I am wondering if anyone could suggest the best degree to progress on to. Early Childhood Studies seems to be the one to follow? Also I am really not sure whether to persue the EYP now - the Uni I am with has stopped it as a course and I keep reading conflicting material about whether you need it to run a Nursey by 2015. I know people that have done EYP that are a bit anti doing it right at this time? Would anyone have any thoughts on this please? Many Thanks
RE: EYP? Which top up BA hons? - 06-01-13 19:59
I'm currently doing the EYP, and I'm not sure whether it'll ever help me with my career or if I'll ever need it for a job but I am really enjoying the course and I'm finding it useful for my current job as it really makes you reflect on your practice and look at ways of improving it
RE: EYP? Which top up BA hons? - 06-01-13 20:35
by: Rebecca Ross-Simmonds
I am a bit confused really as I didn't do an NVQ in childcare. I went straight in to the degree as I had the qualifications to enter so it seemed unappropriate to go back and do an NVQ. I had already done an NVQ 3 in a different subject and an A level and a BTEC nat dip but all in different subjects. I read another thread on here about people doing an Early Years Degree and being told to then go back and do an NVQ? I am a mature student and really do not want to be going back to college after Uni. Our Uni doesnt offer the EYP anymore so I really don't know if its an option. IS it really true that nurseries require an NVQ if you have an Early Years degree?
RE: EYP? Which top up BA hons? - 08-01-13 15:48
what nurseries want is evidence of experience as they know that you can get a degree without much experience in a childcare setting
in a childcare role, experience matters a lot more to some settings than qualifications
so they are looking for someone who has the experience to back up the qualification- it's more important sometimes to know how to do something than why we do it
I have 20+ years of hands -on experience and a degree.I am currently an EYP student but I am already leading practive in my setting and my job title is early years leader.
I do know other eyps who are only classed as nursery assistants, because they have no experience
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