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, preschools, 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 the Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
You can start this apprenticeship at any time, please contact us for further information.
This apprenticeship covers the following:
Knowledge and understanding
On completion you will be able to:
Your progress and development will be assessed at regular stages - this is likely to be a combination of assignments, activities, exams, reflective discussions, expert witness testimonies and observations in the workplace.
The employer and training provider will formally sign-off your readiness for the independent End Point Assessment (EPA) at 'gateway'. Gateway is the point at which you have met and can confidently apply the minimum knowledge, skills and behaviours required, as detailed within the apprenticeship standard.
Performance in the EPA will determine your overall apprenticeship grade i.e. pass or distinction.
This apprenticeship programme consists of 'on-the-job' and 'off-the-job' training. You will receive on-the-job training from your employer and will also be allowed 20% off-the job training, which will involve independent study.
Your independent study will be recorded in a reflective learning log, to capture evidence of your experiences, reflections and achievements.
A Skills Development Tutor will be allocated to you and will deliver learning and assessment sessions with you on a regular basis, liaising with your work-based mentor to monitor progress.
This will give you the opportunity to do real work, developing work-based skills that employers value and helping you to progress in your chosen career.
On successful completion, you will achieve the following:
You may wish to progress to a Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Studies.
You must hold a Level 2 qualification in a related subject.
If you do not hold a Level 2 English and maths qualification you must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
To work in this industry you will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
There is no cost to the apprentice. Please get in touch for further information.