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Advanced Apprenticeship Standard Level Three Early Years Educator

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

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Childcare
Apprenticeships
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 104
Hours:
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Offsite

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/advanced-apprenticeship-standard-level-three-early-years-educator
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Course Information for Students

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

With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

Individuals will undergo all the checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure their suitability to work with children. 

The apprenticeship involves:

  • 20% off-the-job training
  • Maths and English Level 2
  • End-point assessment

You need:

  • A minimum of Level 1 Maths and English qualifications
  • To be contracted for a minimum of 30 hours
  • To be working in an environment where an Early Years Educator can gain experience and skills

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

With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

Individuals will undergo all the checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure their suitability to work with children. 

The apprenticeship entails:

  • Level 2 Maths and English
  • 20% off-the-job training
  • End-point assessment

The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and on-site. 

There will be a 5% contribution from the employer if the apprentice is over 19.

  • Observations
  • Products of Work
  • Assignments
  • Questions
  • Professional Discussions
  • External Assessments

Further Study

You can advance to leadership, management and team leading qualifications.

 

Careers

You can progress to roles such as nursery supervisor.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

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

With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

Individuals will undergo all the checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure their suitability to work with children. 

The apprenticeship entails:

  • Level 2 Maths and English
  • 20% off the job training
  • End-point assessment

The apprentice needs:

  • A minimum of Level 1 Maths and English qualifications
  • To be contracted for a minimum of 30 hours
  • To be working in an environment where an Early Years Educator can gain experience and skills
  • Full support and training for the apprentice
  • Paid time to attend College
  • A contract for a minimum for 30 hours per week

These are the behaviours expected of all Early Years Educators carrying out their role:

  • Care and compassion – providing the very best childcare to every child every day, combined with the ability to professionally challenge poor practice
  • Being team-focused – working effectively with colleagues and other professionals and supporting the learning and development of others through mentoring and sharing of professional expertise and experience
  • Honesty, trust and integrity – developing trust by working in a confidential, ethical and empathetic manner with a common sense and professional attitude
  • Commitment to improving the outcomes for children through inspiration and child-centred care and education
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way, by being aware of differences and ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop and reach their potential
  • Working practice that takes into account fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  • Diploma
  • Maths and English Functional Skills Level 2
  • End-point assessment
  • Observations
  • Products of Work
  • Assignments
  • Questions
  • Professional Discussions
  • External Assessments

Yes – to attend theory classes which are on Tuesday.

If the apprentice is not exempt from Functional Skills, they will need to attend via a block week or a few hours every week.

Both are paid as time away from work.

They will need a laptop to access their e-portfolio.

They can progress to leadership, management and team leading courses.

  • Nursery supervisor
  • Assessor (with additional qualifications)

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Nursery Nurses and Assistants

£15244

Nursery Nurses and Assistants

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Harli-Marie Richards

Harli-Marie Richards

Exploring the rewards of a childcare career

It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:06 am