Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre -schools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
This framework aims to develop knowledge and skills relating to the Children and Young People’s Workforce (i.e. those working with children aged 0-19, primarily within Early Learning and Childcare; Children's Social Care; Learning Development & Support Services). This framework is suitable for those looking to join the Children and Young People's Workforce and also those already working in the sector.