Early Years Apprentices have the opportunity to shape the development of young children, preparing and maintaining environments to support children’s varying needs. This apprenticeship provides skills such as the ability to keep children safe, communication, planning, health and safety for children, the ability to monitor children’s behaviour, and underpinning knowledge of play and development theories.
The aim of this qualification is to develop highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. An Early Years apprentice would strive to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by the Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
This role could be in range of settings, including full day care, children’s centres, preschools, reception classes and as childminders.