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Early Years Educator

Level 3

Early Years Educators, along with other highly qualified professionals in positions like nursery nurses and childminders, play a crucial role in ensuring that young children learn and develop effectively and are kept healthy and safe. They have jobs in a variety of places, such as full-time daycare, kids' centres, preschools, reception courses, and childminders. To fulfil the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by the Government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to five years old, they may work alone or supervise others.

  • Plans and supervises child-initiated and adult-led activities which are based on the needs and interests of each individual child

  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play

  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure

  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations

  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine

  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

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