Early Years Educator Level 3

Level 3

15 - 18 months

CLASSROOM

  • Overview:

    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.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific academic entry requirements however, all applicants need to attend an interview with a recruitment officer and undertake an initial English and Maths assessment. The initial entry points for English and Maths are as follows:

  • For level 2 apprenticeships the minimum entry level for English and Maths is ‘Entry level 3’ (E3).
  • For all level 3 and 4 apprenticeships the minimum entry level for English and Maths is level 1, ideally level 2.
  • For all level 5 apprenticeships the minimum entry level for English and Maths is level 2 however, in some individual circumstances level 1 may be considered.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders.

Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours:

Care and compassion –  provide the very best childcare to every child every day combined with the ability to professionally challenge poor practice

Being team-focused – work effectively with colleagues and other professionals and support the learning and development of others through mentoring and sharing of professional expertise and experience.

Honesty, trust and integrity – develop trust by working in a confidential, ethical and empathetic manner with a common sense and professional attitude.

Commitment to improving the outcomes for children through inspiration and child centred care and education

Work in a non- discriminatory way, by being aware of differences and ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop and reach their potential.

Working practice take into account fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Progression and career path:

Progression into a further apprenticeship or management/supervisor roles. 

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