Highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe
Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre schools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
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 suitability to work with children.
These are the behaviours expected of all Early Years Educators carrying out their role:
Typically 18 months
Knows and understands:
Is able to:
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