I began my Early Years’ Experience, when becoming a student and whilst completing my level 1, level 2, and level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education.

I found the placement element of the programmes invaluable in enabling me to apply the theory learnt through attending lectures, seminars and group discussions to practice.

In 2014, I enrolled on the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Doncaster University Centre and continued my academic journey to accomplish a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies in 2018. My journey on the Degree programme begin with aspirations to progress professionally from a level 3 to a level 6 practitioner.

In principle, I only anticipated enhancement of my knowledge and understanding in child devlopment. However, the programme has gone far above those original expectations and significantly contributed to the shaping of not only my professional identity but also my personal identity. Several years of hard work and determination has resulted in the possession of a robust knowledge base and an enriched skill set.

As a graduate, I now feel equipped as an Early Years Childhood professional to confidently contribute and succeed in an ever- changing sector.