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Early Years Educator Level 3

Apprenticeship Standard


An early years educator has key person responsibility to help ensure children in their care feel safe and secure. Typically, 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 five years old. It is the role of an early years educator to observe children’s development and shape their learning experience.


The Early Years Educator Level 3 course provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to become a certified childcare professional. Our course is expertly tailored to the job role of an early years educator and will teach you the skills required to ensure young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. The training we deliver will teach you how to support children to develop numeracy and language skills and meets the care needs of children, including feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine. The Early Years Educator Level 3 course creates a concrete platform for professional development within the childcare sector.

Course duration:

18 months

Suitable for:

Nursery Nurse


Nursery Assistant


 CACHE, Skillsfirst, The British Safety Council

Course fee:


Our training courses are either funded by the Government or by employers, depending on the size of the company. Learners are not

required to contribute towards the cost of training in any way.

Our Tutors

All our tutors have an employment background in childcare and real-world exposure to the Early Years Educator job role requirements. As a business, we invest heavily in continuous professional development (CPD) and our tutors receive regular training to ensure we are continually improving our service. Our tutors are all certified, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and quality checked to ensure you receive the very best training and support throughout the programme.


The Early Years Educator Level 3 course is delivered over 18 months. At the end of month 15, we allow a three-month period for learners to prepare for and sit their End Point Assessment.


In order to pass the Early Years Educator Level 3 course you are required to complete two mandatory qualifications as part of your on-programme learning: Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce  (Early Years Educator) and the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

The British Safety Council Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid will teach you a range of relevant topics including the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider, the assessment of an emergency situation, how to place a child in the recovery position, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and the provision of first aid to children with external bleeding or a foreign body airway obstruction or to those suffering from burns and scalds, anaphylaxis or injuries to their bones. You will also learn how to administer first aid to an infant or child with head and spinal injuries, to those with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose, and how to understand and complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

The Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce  (Early Years Educator) will prepare you become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. The level 3 diploma aims to guide and assess your development of knowledge and skills relating to the early years workforce. Achieving this qualification confirms your competence and will provide you with the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements to be able to work in the child care sector.

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