Supporting your skills-based workforce in Early Years
We are delighted to work in partnership with Best Practice Network to offer EYFS apprenticeship qualifications to support your workforce development in the Early Years sector.
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Click here for the Best Practice Guide to Early Years and Education Training Programmes
How is it delivered?
- This programme has monthly start dates – it does not run as per the typical academic year
- Work is submitted using Bud, the cutting-edge online platform, which is easy to use and includes login access for employers to keep track of their apprentice’s progress
- Monthly online training events to deliver Knowledge elements
- Half termly review meetings with Apprenticeship Tutor
- Regular Observations with Apprenticeship Tutor/mentor to evidence skills
- Witness statements to evidence behaviours
Early Years Practitioner apprentices learn how to:
- Support and promote children’s early education and development.
- Contribute to the planning and the organisation of activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.
- Support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress.
- Develop effective and informed practice.
- Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children.
- Work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals.
- And you’re entitled to an TOTUM student discount card.
An Early Years Practitioner (EYP) works in a range of early years settings delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) including; full daycare, children’s centres, playgroups, pre-schools, nursery schools, reception classes, home-based provision.
EYPs work under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional in the Early Years Workforce supporting the planning and delivery of the educational programmes for children in the 0-5 age range.
Early Years Practitioners work with and care for children from birth to 5 years. They play a massive role in supporting children to have the best start to their education. Research shows disadvantaged children are four months behind at age 5, 10 months behind by the age of 11, and 19 months behind when they reach 16. As an Early Years specialist, you will personally help to close the gap and increase the life chances of the children you work with.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners can enter the workforce as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or continue to study for a Level 3 Diploma holding Early Years Educator status including the Early Years Educator apprenticeship.