What is the course about?
This qualification prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.


Exam board: CACHE.


Duration of course: 2 years.


What units/topics will be studied?

  • Child development from conception to seven years
  • Children’s health and well-being
  • Providing safe environments for children
  • Child health
  • Play and learning
  • Understanding children’s additional needs
  • Observation, assessment and planning
  • Professional Practice Portfolio 1


What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?

  • CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator)
  • A visit to a private nursery or Children’s Centre


Where can this lead me?

  • Progression to Higher Education
  • Early Years Educator
  • practitioner in day nurseries
  • practitioner in nursery schools
  • practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  • pre-school worker
  • nanny


What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?
Work experience placements

  • Team building activities
  • Leadership qualification
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Food and Hygiene qualification


Entry Requirements

5A*- C,  

C/5  - English Language,

C/5  - Maths

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