An Early Years Practitioner can work in range of private and public settings including; full daycare, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home-based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision 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 in both indoor and outdoor environments.
You will work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting.
You will work as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce.
You can start this apprenticeship at any time, please contact us for further information.
This apprenticeship will cover the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:
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 higher level of study, please speak to your Skills Development Coach for information.
Individuals without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths 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 fee for the learner. For information on costs to the employer, please contact us.
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.