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Bury CE High School

A Church of England Academy with the vision to enable all children to Believe, Achieve and Inspire.

Child Development

Departmental Aims


The child development curriculum will create pupils who:

  • have a rich knowledge and understanding, through the teaching of theory and practical skills, to be successful in the childcare sector.
  • value being challenged so that they can achieve at the highest level and make good progress.
  • are confident individuals who respect others


The child development curriculum is based around 3 key areas:

  • health and well-being for child development.
  • creating a safe environment and understanding the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years.
  • Understanding the development of a child from one to five years.

The curriculum is designed so that pupils have an understanding of the care needs for children of all ages, from pre-conception through to age five years. It is designed so that pupils progress onto further study in the care sector or have the knowledge and skills needed for employment in a child-centred setting.

Curriculum Plan


  • Mrs H Byrne
  • Mrs L Shelmerdine

Learning Resources