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Early Years Educator

Springfield Training Limited
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18 months
Yorkshire & the Humber
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Yorkshire & the Humber
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Course description

Early Years Educator

Early Years Educators, are highly trained professionals who play a vital role in the development and learning of young children. The role can be placed in a variety of settings including full-day care, children's centres, pre-schools, reception classes and even childminders. An Early Years Educator may either work alone, or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) set by the Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. With experience the role can lead to management of an early years setting.

Role Expectations:

  • Plan and supervise both child and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each child
  • Support the development in numeracy and language through games and play
  • Confident with the responsibility of ensuring each child feels safe and secure
  • Through observations adapts learning to suit the needs of the child
  • Meets the care needs of the child such as feeding, changing nappies and administering medication where required
  • Works well within teams and in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers, or other professionals to meet the needs of each child

Ability to work effectively with colleagues and other professionals, support the learning and development of others through mentorship and sharing professional expertise and experience, Provide the very best care to every child, with the ability to challenge poor practice. Being aware of differences and ensuring all children have equal opportunity to learn, develop and reach their potential

This is a Level 3 course

Suitability - Who should attend?

Qualifications Required

Level 2 English and maths. Where a learner has not already done so, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.

Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 in Emergency Paediatric First Aid in order to meet the EYFS requirements.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Skills: What you Will Learn:

  • The importance of attachment and how to effectively promote
  • Understand a range of underpinning theories and philosophical approaches on how children learn and develop
  • How individual circumstances affects a child's learning and development such as moving school, birth of a sibling, family breakdown and adoption and care
  • Promoting diversity, equality and inclusion including cultural differences and family circumstances
  • Importance of children's holistic development in speech, language and communication, personal, social and emotional development and physical development too
  • Teaching synthetic phonics for reading and a range of strategies for developing early literacy and mathematics
  • The potential effects and how to prepare and support children through transition and significant events in their lives
  • Early Years curriculum requirements such as Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Understanding how to identify and support children where progress is less than expected
  • Ability to undertake continued professional development to improve skills and early years practice
  • Understanding and adhering to the legal requirements and guidance on health and safety, security, confidentiality of information, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Why health and wellbeing is important for babies and young children
  • Safeguarding policies and procedures, including the protection of children and recognising signs of danger, abuse and how to protect
  • Preventing and controlling infection through handwashing, food hygiene practices and dealing with spillages safely

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Springfield Training Limited

Springfield Training Limited - Apprenticeship Training

As a proud Yorkshire company delivering a wide range of Apprenticeship, commercial and online training throughout the UK we're on a mission to change the world through educating one person at a time. We are a government approved and registered...

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Springfield Training Limited

4 & 5 Victoria Court, Bank Square, Morley,
LS27 9SE Leeds

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