Outline

An Early years Educator is a highly trained professional who plays a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well, and are kept healthy and safe.

You may work in a range of settings including children’s centres, pre-school, reception classes, and as a childminder. You may work alone, or supervise others to deliver Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by the government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old.

An Early Years Educator plans and supervises activities, child initiated or adult led, based around the needs and interests of each individual child. You will support children to develop numeracy and language skills through play. You are responsible for key children, and help them feel safe and secure. You observe children, and shape learning to reflect the observations made. You meet the care needs of the individual child, such as feeding, changing nappies and administering medication, work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers, and other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child.

Assessment

Elements of learning can be face-to-face tutorials by visit or remote digital means, directed study and research, learning in the workplace via practical demonstration, shadowing, instruction, simulation or by way of courses and reflection.

Assessment methods may include Q&A, work products, observation of practice, witness accounts, recognition of prior learning, and professional discussions.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) to meet the EYFS requirements
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English (unless previously achieved)
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics (unless previously achieved)

End Point Assessment

The end point assessment will consist of:

  • A knowledge test
  • A professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

Entry Requirements

  • English and maths – Level 1

Apprentices must be in suitable employment and have the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills and behaviors aligned to this apprenticeship standard. 

Fees

Don’t let the cost of studying put you off – most of our students study for FREE, and those who don’t qualify for funding are very often eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Eligibility depends on both the course you have chosen to study and your individual circumstances.

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22/23

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Early Years Educator (Apprenticeship Standard)

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