Apprenticeships / Early Years Childcare, Residential Childcare, Playwork

Early Years Educator – Standard

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 the Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

An Early Years Educator:

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (QCF)

This Level 3 apprenticeship qualification is part of the Children and Young People’s Workforce Framework and has been developed to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work within Residential Children’s Homes. The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare is a BTEC/Knowledge based qualification.

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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (QCF)

This level 3 apprenticeship qualification is nationally recognised and is aimed at learners working in a playwork setting. Settings could be out-of-school clubs and seasonal holiday clubs.

The Level 3 Diploma provides knowledge about the role of the Level 3 Playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16. It prepares learners for roles in management of play environments and as line managers of other staff.

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