Level 3 Early Years Educator

The Level 3 Early Years Educator is designed for apprentices who want to further develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours for a job role involving 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.

 Activities Covered 

  • 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/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

 Included Units 

As part of this qualification you will be required to undertake 23 mandatory units across the following four themes:

  1. Health and Wellbeing

  2. Legislation, frameworks and professional practice

  3. Play, development and learning for school readiness

  4. Professional development

 Learning Hours 

The approximate learning duration is 18 months, with 3 months at the end to complete the End-Point Assessment. There is an average of 6 hours per week off-the-job learning, within the minimum requirement to complete 20% off-the-job training during working hours.

 Apprenticeship Delivery

For those undertaking an apprenticeship route, the additional components will be delivered alongside the core qualification.

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

  • Level 3 Award in First Aid

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