In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with parents, children colleagues and wider multi-agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. Individuals will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children. They will be responsible for supporting child-initiated and adult-led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. An Early Years Practitioner will also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under the direction of a more senior member of the team. They will also work in partnerships with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, with support from a more senior member of the team, to meet the individual needs of each child. They will also have a responsibility for ensuring that they recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contribute to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.
Entry criteria for this Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship includes L1 Maths and English or D and above GCSE.
Learners will take an End Point Assessment consisting of:
On successful completion of this Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship, you will be able to progress your career in childcare or progress onto a higher level qualification.