Child Development

Curriculum Intent

In Child Development, our curriculum intent is:

to introduce students to the study of the sector and gain an understanding, skills and knowledge for caring for children under the age of five years.


Curriculum Plan

Curriculum Plan Child Development


Student Learning Journey

Child Development Student Learning Journey


Exam Board Information

Cambridge Nationals Child Development Level 1/2 Certificate


Reading List


‘Child of Our Time’

‘The Secret Life of 4/5 Year Olds’



Sudbury Hall – Museum of Childhood

V & A Museum of Childhood


Career Links

There are a number of different careers which would benefit from studying Child Development at Key Stage 4 and Health and Social Care at Key Stage 5. These include:

Preschool Teacher

Social Worker

Special Education Teacher

Child Life Specialist


Occupational Therapist

Please speak to your Child Development teacher for more information on potential careers that would be available to you if you study this subject.


Subject Leader Information

Subject Leader: Mrs Sarah Tapp