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Early Years Practitioner Level 2

The broad purpose of the occupation is to 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. An EYP works 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.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. Individuals will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children. Due to the nature and level of responsibility it is not anticipated that the role would have any budgetary or leadership responsibilities.

They will be responsible for supporting child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. An EYP will also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team. They will also work in partnerships with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, with support from a more senior member of the team, to meet the individual needs of each child. They will also have a responsibility for ensuring that they recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

Typical job titles include:

Assistant Childminder, Early Years practitioner, Nanny and early years worker, Nursery Assistant, Nursery nurse, Nursery practitioner.

Early Years Educator Level 3

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

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

What is involved?

Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Functional Skills maths and English at Level 2

End Point Assessment knowledge test and a professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence.

Early Years Curriculum Workshops for Level 2 & 3 Apprentices

We are running a number of free online curriculum workshops for those Apprentices currently undertaking their Early Years Apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3. Please download the PDF to the right (on this page) for all dates available, then click onto the link to book.

The workshops will run for one hour and will cover key topic areas which will support your learning and development.

Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5

Working directly with children, skilfully leading day- to- day practice.

This occupation is found in a range of settings which can include day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to be a proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with children, skilfully leading day- to- day practice at an operational level. As active practitioners they are effective role models of play-based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice. They are highly skilled professionals who take an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within their care, adapting to individual needs providing inclusive and holistic provision. They engage with sector developments both locally and nationally, with a commitment to developing their own professional and educational competencies.

Typical job titles:

Room leader, Deputy manager, Assistant manager, Senior practitioner, Lead practitioner, Pre-school leader, Early Years Coordinator.

Early Years Practitioner, Nursery officer, Early Years Officer, Key worker, Senior Key Worker, Baby Room Leader, Lead Baby Room Practitioner, Play Leader.

Early Years Support Worker, Higher Level Teaching and Learning Assistant, Early Years Foundation Stage Lead or Coordinator.

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