An Early Years Practitioner works and interacts directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.
An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting.
To achieve the apprenticeship standard all components must be completed, including Functional skills at the required level if the apprentice doesn’t have exemptions.
All apprenticeship standards include an end point assessment which is required to complete the standard.
A-D or 3-9 GCSE English and Maths
Working a minimum of 30 hours per week
On completion apprentices can progress to a higher-level apprenticeship course or directly into employment.