Early Childhood Studies (BA)

- Single Honours Early Childhood Studies

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Check your course induction activities below - full location details will be confirmed by 5 September.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
On Demand

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-23

Everything you need to know for Induction Week and beyond in one place.

Available from Welcome Weekend


Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am


Welcome and Induction, for all Early childhood studies  Undergraduate Students with Student Support Coordinator, Sarah Woodward.

B.138 / B.139, B Block, Harcourt Hill Campus

11:00am - 11:30am

Subject breakout

BG.26, B Block, Harcout Hill Campus

11:30am - 1:00pm

Campus tour & refreshments

Glasgow Room, B Block, Harcourt Hill Campus

Wednesday 21 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 12:00pm

Meet and Greet with your lecturers.

For all undergraduate and postgraduate diploma students

An informal meeting to get to know the academics for your course with some current students

Refreshments will be available

BG.26, B Block, Harcourt Hill Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

Early childhood Studies Subject Meeting

Compulsory meeting for all undergraduate early childhood studies studies students with information about your course, modules, etc.with Subject Coordinator, Louise Stafford.

BG.25, B Block, Harcourt Hill Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help adding on your optional modules for semester 2

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet Your Academic Adviser

Drop in to your Academic Adviser’s office for a quick chat anytime during these hours.

Your Academic Adviser will be an academic from your subject. For Joint Honours students, it will be someone from one of your subjects. Check your student information to see who your Academic Adviser is.

Please note that some Academic Advisers have arranged different times. Please check further down this page to see if this applies to your Academic Adviser.

To find out who your AA is, go to your student Information and to your student profile to find their name and contact details.

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 3:00pm

General Help Desk

Speak to one of the Student Support Coordinators with any issues or questions you might still have now that induction week is ending.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details
Student Support Coordinator (s) Sarah Woodward swoodward@brookes.ac.uk
Subject Coordinator TBC  
Programme Lead Louise Stafford lstafford@brookes.ac.uk
Programme Administrator Sasha Carter scarter@brookes.ac.uk
Academic Liaison Librarian Charlotte Olehnovics colehnovics@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Adviser meetings

Most Academic Advisers are available to meet their students between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 22 September. If your Academic Adviser has arranged a different meeting time it will be listed here. They will also email you to remind you.

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used for your course's compulsory modules. There is no expectation for you to purchase any of the books, they are all available in the university library.

Once you have chosen your optional modules, you will be able to contact the module leaders to request their reading lists.


Early Childhood Studies Single Honours 

Semester 1  Modules

Recommended Core Text


Working with Children 1

Brock, A. (2015) The early years reflective practice handbook.

London: Routledge


Listening to Young Children

Archard D (2015) Children: Rights and Childhood. Abingdon. Routledge

Semester 2  Modules

Recommended Core Text


Growing up in the 21st Century

Cregan, K. and Cuthbert, D. (2014) Global childhoods: issues and debates. London: Sage

Semester 1 and 2  Modules

Recommended Core Text


Research and Professional Practice

Loreman, T. (2009) Respecting Childhood. London: Continuum


Wild, M. (2013) Themes and Debates in Early Childhood. London: Learning Matters