School of Education

  • Early Childhood Studies (BA) Year 1 and 2

    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving Early Childhood Studies students in Induction Week (16-20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY. Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. View everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location
    Monday 16 September
    Opportunities to visit the Harcourt Hill Library and to attend any Workshops and Events that interest you. All Day Harcourt Hill Campus / Headington Campus
    Tuesday 17 September
    Induction and Welcome Meeting 10:00 - 12:30 B1.01 (Main Lecture Theatre), Harcourt Hill Campus

    Module Registration Help desk 

    (timetable and programme queries)

    Drop-in from 13:00 - 16:00 FLG 06, Harcourt Hill Campus 
    Wednesday 18 September
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00 - 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Student Card Collection - only for those students who still need a card 16:30 Student Central Counter, John Henry Brookes Building,Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Visa enrolment - for students who require a study visa 16:30 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Thursday 19 September
    Subject Meeting   13:00 - 14:00 BG.26, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    All students must attend this meeting
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from
    14:00 - 16:00
    You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register for modules) 

    Drop-in from
    12:00 - 17:00
    JHB 404, John Henry Brookes Building,Headington Campus
    Friday 20 September
    Freshers' Fair 10:00 - 16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who have missed the Thursday deadline) 

    Drop-in from
    10:00 - 17:00
    JHB 403, John Henry Brookes Building,Headington Campus
    All Days
    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.


    Key contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead Mrs Mary Briggs
    Subject Coordinator Miss Louise Stafford
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Mrs Sasha Carter +44 (0)1865 488353

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Early Childhood Studies modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book Details
    Research and Professional Practice Sambell, K., S. Miller. & Gibson, M. (2010) Studying Childhood and Early Childhood: a guide for students 2nd edn, London: Paul Chapman.

    Fitzgerald, D. & Maconochie, H. (eds) (2019) Early Childhood Studies: A Student’s Guide. London: Sage.
    Working with Children 1 Moyles, J. R., Georgeson, J. and Payler, J. (eds) (2014) Early years foundations : critical issues. Second edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

    Basford, J. and Hodson, E. (2008) Teaching early years foundation stage. Exeter: Learning Matters (Achieving QTS).
    Growing up in the 21st Century Gabriel, N. (2017). The Sociology of Early Childhood: Critical Perspectives. London: Sage

    McDowall Clark, R. (2016). Childhood in Society for the Early Years. 3rd edn. London: Learning Matters

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Early Childhood Studies.You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive. You should meet your Academic Advisor in their room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name Room Phone Alternative arrangement
    Dr Carmel Capewell TBC TBC  
    Christine Ivory TBC TBC  
    Dr Rachel Payne M.102 48 8339  
    Miss Victoria Pratt TBC TBC  
    Dr James Percival B1.11 48 8364  
    Mr Jonathan Reid F1.05 48 8486  
    Dr Linda Shaw B1.32 48 8389  
    Miss Louise Stafford B1.18 48 8385  

    Important Documents to Bring with You

    As a student on our Early Childhood Studies programme you are very likely to undertake some study within an Early Years setting. You will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check) in order to be able to do so. We will assist you in putting together the application once you have arrived here but we will need you to have some documentation with you to make an application possible. Please view the full list of appropriate documentation for the DBS check here.