Child Development Staff

For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Mrs Lupton the Curriculum Leader.

  • Mrs D Lupton (Head of Clayton)
  • Mrs B Jackson

Curriculum Intent

 The Cambridge National in Child Development covers all aspects of child development and parental responsibility, from pre-conception until a child turns five. Pupils who opt to study Child Development will develop the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to create the best conditions for a child’s development and well-being. 

Child Development is a two-year course which explores the development of children from pre-conception to 5 years. It covers a range of interesting topics such as children and play, preparing for a baby and feeding options for babies and children as well as essential learning about working practice in early years’ settings.  

Child Development allows students to acquire the skills, knowledge and interdependence required to work in the childcare industry and provide the best possible care for people under their supervision, whether this be nursery staff, primary or EYFS teacher, speech and language therapist or social worker. 

Child Development offers a clear assessment and intervention programmes where students are encouraged to independently strive to achieve their full potential. The course is tailored to build resilience and empathy skills by analysing real life situations. 

Year 10 Curriculum Map

Year 10 Further Information

More details can be found below :

Year 11 Curriculum Map

Year 11 Further Information

More details can be found below :

  • OCR qualification can be seen here
  • OCR accredited textbook can be seen here
  • OCR revision book can be seen here