What will the apprentice be doing?
Early Years Educators play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They will work as part of a team 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.
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.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Training is provided through a blended programme of individual and group training alongside virtual learning. The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals.
Training Topics include:
- Understanding how children learn and develop.
- Safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.
- Understanding the value of play in early years.
Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and End Point Assessment a Level 3 Early years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification will be achieved.
Additional qualifications include:
- Level 3 early Years Educator in the workforce (Cache - The Early Years Educators)
- Safeguarding Level 1
- Prevent duty.
- Obtain or have level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Apprentices without a Level 2 Functional Skills in English/Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking their EPA
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Practitioner in day nursery, nursery schools, reception classes and pre-school worker
Transferable skills invaluable in the wider world of work
Reality CheckYou will be working with Sporting Futures Training, an Ofsted - OUTSTANDING Training Provider and National Award-Winning Training Provider Education and Childcare 2022 FEweek/AELP
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Maths - English (Grade 4) Desired