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Apprenticeship Standard - Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

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Course Description

Job roles include: Assistant childminder, nanny and early years worker, nursery nurse, nursery assisatant

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi-agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. Individuals will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children. Due to the nature and level of responsibility, it is not anticipated that the role would have any budgetary or leadership responsibilities.

Qualifications

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications.

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of the apprenticeship (Unless already achieved A-C, 4-9 GCSE or equivalent English & maths).

Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Details

THE EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND DEVELOP A RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS INCLUDING:

Understanding how babies’ and young children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development, well-being and individual circumstances.

The legal requirements and guidance on safeguarding, security, confidentiality of information and promoting the welfare of children.

Understand partnership working (including parents/carers) in relation to working effectively with children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Support children’s interest and development in mathematical learning including numbers, number patterns, counting, sorting and matching.

Work co-operatively with colleagues, other professionals and agencies to meet the needs of babies and young children and enable them to progress.

Demonstrate how to share information with parents/carers about the importance of healthy balanced diets, looking after teeth and being physically active.

Care and compassion - provide the very best childcare to every child every day combined with the ability to identify opportunities for development.

Honesty, trust and integrity - develop trust by working in a confidential, ethical and empathetic manner with a common sense and professional attitude.

Positive work ethic – maintains professional standards within the work environment providing a positive role model for children.

Progression

Progression from this apprenticeship could be into an Early Years Educator apprenticeship/position.

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