Early Years Practitioners operate in diverse settings, implementing Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines for children aged birth to 5. They actively engage in planning and conducting indoor and outdoor activities, ensuring children's welfare and delivering educational programs in alignment with the setting's ethos. Working alongside qualified educators, they observe, assess, and tailor activities to individual children's needs, fostering child-led and adult-led experiences. Interacting with parents, children, colleagues, and professionals, they prioritise safety, contribute to care needs, and support learning experiences while collaborating to address child welfare concerns under supervision.
The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.
Creation of a portfolio of learning demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in the workplace.
Undertakes research and analysis of a workplace project.
Evidence of 360° feedback within the portfolio of learning.
End Point Assessment Gateway:
Completed portfolio of learning.
English and Maths level 2 as a minimum.
Completed Workplace Project.
End Point Assessment (Involving 2 Assessment Methods):
Project report & presentation with Q&A.
Employer confirms apprentice is consistently working at or above the level of the standard.