EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR - LEVEL 3
Early Years Educators can work in a range of settings including day care, children’s centres, preschools, reception classes and in a home setting as Childminders. They may work on their own, in teams or supervise 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. The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with babies and 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.
EMPLOYERS INVOLVED IN CREATING THE TRAILBLAZER STANDARD
Busy Bees Childcare, Darcy Bunnie Nursery, Little Cupcakes, Hollie’s Day Nursery, Blossom Day Nursery, Cheeky Monkeys, The Learning Tree, Shapes Day Nursery, Cheeky Monkeys, Holmes Park Day Nursery, Holmes Park Day Nursery, First Quest Day Nursery.
COURSE DURATION: 18 MONTHS
Fully Funded for 16-18 yrs
Employer contribution 5% 19+
■ 5 GCSEs (A*- C) including English and Maths
■ EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children
Level 2 English and Maths can be included in the programme if not achieved before starting the course.
COURSE OVERVIEW AND LEARNING
The course is delivered on-site by an allocated personal tutor and tailored to individuals place of work. Learners will develop their knowledge to enable them to plan and supervise child and adult activities confidently. They will understand the behaviours required to support babies and young children. They will learn skills to support numeracy and language development and develop an in-depth understanding of theories and psychological practices along with safeguarding and health and safety procedures.
■ Multiple choice
■ Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
■ A professional interview and Q&A with an independent assessor
■ Upon completion, learners can progress to a range of Level 4 and 5 qualifications including Early Years Practitioner, Teaching Assistant and Children & Young Family Practitioner