Early Years Educator

In Brief

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
Barnsley
S70 2AX

How much does the course cost?

Apprenticeship Standards Information

Level: 3

Duration (norm): 18 months

Code: ST0135

Max Funding Value: £6,000

Delivery Model: Every 4 weeks, plus visits and reviews

English and Mathematics: Level 2 for both must be achieved prior to End Point Assessment

Knowledge

  • Expected patterns of child development from ages 0-5 years and 5-7 years.
  • Understanding the significance of attachment
  • Understanding how children learn and develop
  • The stages of development and how they are affected
  • Promotion of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Understanding holistic development for children
  • Systematic synthetic phonics and development of early literacy and mathematics
  • Transitions and significant childhood events
  • Assessment of addi6onal support needs
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Legal requirements
  • Health and wellbeing for babies and children
  • Preven6on and control of infection
  • Accidents, injuries and emergency situations
  • Safeguarding policies and procedures

Skills

  • Able to analyse and explain a child’s learning and development.
  • Acknowledges the importance of, and actively promotes equality of opportunity and an6-discriminatory practice.
  • Able to Plan and lead activities, purposeful play and educational programmes
  • Creates effective strategies to develop and extend children’s learning and thinking, including sustained shared thinking.
  • Supports and promotes children’s speech, language and communica6on development.
  • Supports children’s group learning and socialization.
  • Models and promotes positive behaviours expected of children.
  • Supports children to manage their own behaviour in rela6on to others.
  • Plans and provides activities to meet additional needs.
  • Undertakes and records observational assessment accurately.
  • Identifies the needs, interests and stages of development of individual children.
  • Utilises forma6ve and summative assessment whilst tracking progress.
  • Discusses each child’s progress and plans next development stages with key, relevant people.
  • Communicates effectively in English (written and verbal.)
  • Engages in Continuous Professional Development.
  • Plans and implements physical care routines.
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles.
  • Undertakes tasks to ensure prevention and control of infection.
  • Implements risk assessments and understands risk management.
  • Maintains accurate and coherent records.
  • Identifies and acts upon own responsibilities in relation to health and safety.
  • Co-operatives and collaborates with colleagues and other professionals.
  • Works in partnership with parents / carers.
  • Encourages parents / carers to take an active role in their child’s play, learning and development.

Behaviours

  • Demonstrates care and compassion.
  • Demonstrates a team-focused adtude.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to honesty, trust and integrity.
  • Demonstrates commitment to own role and responsibilities.
  • Works in a non-discriminatory way.
  • Respectful of fundamental British values.

External Qualification

  • (must be achieved prior to End Point Assessment): One of the following:
    • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (Recognised Qualifica6ons Framework)
    • Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (Recognised Qualifica6ons Framework)
  • End Point Assessment: Knowledge test
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a Porfolio

Endpoint Assessment

  • (must be achieved prior to End Point Assessment): One of the following:
    • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (Recognised Qualifica6ons Framework)
    • Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (Recognised Qualifica6ons Framework)
  • End Point Assessment: Knowledge test
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a Porfolio

Early Years Educator