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Early Years Educator
Level 3 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that support and promote children and young people’s early education and development.

These employees play an important role in preparing young people for their future school lives by helping them to gain the full range of social and practical skills they need to progress. They build good relationships with those they support and their colleagues and display the right skills and behaviours to move into a more senior role.

Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (EYE) Level 3

18 months

City & Guilds

What will they learn?

This apprenticeship has been designed to build on your employees’ existing talents and provide further knowledge and partnership working skills to support young people, their parents/carers and your wider organisation.

Your employees will learn how to plan and implement inclusive play, promote speech, language and communication development and ensure that everything they do is in line with safeguarding and equality policies and procedures. They will also learn how to use reflective practice to get the most from their own continuous professional development.

They will acquire all the skills and knowledge to proactively promote children’s health, safety and wellbeing and inspire others to deliver the best and most personalised service to every individual you support.

How will they learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources your employee will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time learner information so that you will always know what your employee is learning and how they are progressing.

This apprenticeship will develop your employees’ knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • Patterns of child development
  • Significance of attachment
  • Underpinning theories and philosophical approach to how children develop
  • How external factors and life events affect development
  • Promoting diversity, equality and inclusion, reflecting cultural differences and family circumstances
  • Speech, language and communication
  • Phonics

Skills

  • Analyse and explain how children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development and individual circumstances
  • Promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Engage in effective strategies to develop and extend children’s learning and thinking
  • Children’s group learning and socialisation
  • Ensure plans fully reflect the stage of development, individual needs and circumstances of children
  • Promote healthy lifestyles

Behaviours

  • Care and compassion
  • Being team-focused
  • Honesty, trust and integrity
  • Commitment
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way
  • Working practice take into account fundamental British values

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Your pathway to success

The apprenticeship offers huge potential to progress your career in this rewarding industry. There is huge scope to work in a variety of supervisory roles in the childcare sector.

The sector is steadily expected to grow in terms of volume employees required, with presently around 360,500 staff working in non-maintained childcare settings (full day care, childminders, etc) and there are over 115,000 staff working in maintained early years provision (nursery schools, nursery classes or reception classes in schools).

At Paragon Skills, we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and to ensuring that that get the best training to develop your career.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today about the opportunities available to you and the Early Years Educator Advanced Level 3 apprenticeship.

FAQs

How do we employ an apprentice?

We can help you find the right apprentice for your business. If you are looking to employ an apprentice you can learn more about the process on our Employing an apprentice page, or you can call us to discuss your requirements on 0800 783 2545.

How much does apprenticeship training cost?

The cost of an apprenticeship varies and is dependent on the level and Standard or Framework. To find out which Standards or Frameworks best meet your business needs, and the cost of these, speak to your training provider.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

In the sectors we work in, an apprenticeship takes 12 to 48 months, however this can vary depending on the hours worked, the industry sector and level of qualification.

Happy Child Nursery

Josie Lauren Hagger

I completed my Level 3 children and young people’s workforce with Paragon. I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor! She was always there to help (no matter what time of day!), quick response with helpful advice to texts, emails or calls and came to see me at my nursery once a month without fail! I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without her.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

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    These employees play an important role in preparing young people for their future school lives by helping them to gain the full range of social and practical skills they need to progress.

    Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
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  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that work with children and young people across primary, secondary or special education settings.

    These employees provide direct support to both teachers and pupils and are key in enhancing the learning experience and opportunities for all.

    Certificate in Teaching Assistant Level 3
    18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 5 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any employees who work either as a Manager in Children’s Residential Care or as a Children, Young People and Families Manager in the community.

    They might work in a range of settings including local authorities, health organisations, educational and early years settings or children’s centres.

    Children, Young People & Families Manager Level 5
    24 months City & Guilds
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