Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.
They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre schools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
• 18 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment
• Work-based training with your employer
• Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
• Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
• Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work
• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
• Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
• Level 3 Award in Emergency Pediatric First Aid
End Point Assessment:
• Knowledge test
• Professional discussion