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Who is the Apprenticeship for?

This Apprenticeship is ideal for employees that support and promote children and young people’s early education
and development.

These employees play an important role in preparing young people for their future school lives by helping them to gain the full range of social and practical skills they need to progress. They build good relationships with those they support and their colleagues and display the right skills and behaviours to move into a more senior role.

Typical roles that this Apprenticeship will support are:

Nursery Nurse, Nursery Teaching Assistant, Supervisor, Child Minder & Early Years Educator.

Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (EYE) Level 3

12 - 18 months

City & Guilds

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What will they learn?

This Apprenticeship has been designed to build on your employees’ existing talents and provide further knowledge and partnership working skills to support young people, their parents/carers and your wider organisation.

Your employees will learn how to plan and implement inclusive play, promote speech, language and communication development and ensure that everything they do is in line with safeguarding and equality policies and procedures. They will also learn how to use reflective practice to get the most from their own continuous professional development.

They will acquire all the skills and knowledge to proactively promote children’s health, safety and wellbeing and inspire others to deliver the best and most personalised service to every individual you support.

How will they learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources your employee will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time learner information so that you will always know what your employee is learning and how they are progressing.

This Apprenticeship will develop your employees’ knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Mandatory units

  • Developing effective study skills • Promote partnership working with parents • Model, promote & support positive behaviour with children • Safeguarding policies & procedures in early years settings • Working in partnership with colleagues & other professionals • Plan & implement activities, play opportunities & educational programmes • Promote children’s health & wellbeing in an early years setting • Promote the health & safety of children • Promote children’s speech, language & communication development • Child development from conception to 7 years • Play opportunities & educational programmes • Observation & assessment in the early years • Supporting children’s creative & imaginative play experiences • Continuous professional development using reflective practice • Support children experiencing transitions & significant events
Josie Lauren Hagger

I completed my Level 3 children and young people's workforce with Paragon. I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor! She was always there to help (no matter what time of day!), quick response with helpful advice to texts, emails or calls and came to see me at my nursery once a month without fail! I wouldn't have been able to get through it without her.

Josie Lauren Hagger

Happy Child Nursery

Your pathway to success

The Apprenticeship offers huge potential to progress your career in this rewarding industry. There is huge scope to work in a variety of supervisory roles in the childcare sector.

The sector is steadily expected to grow in terms of volume employees required, with presently around 360,500 staff working in non-maintained childcare settings (full day care, childminders, etc) and there are over 115,000 staff working in maintained early years provision (nursery schools, nursery classes or reception classes in schools). 

At Paragon Skills, we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and to ensuring that that get the best training to develop your career.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today about the opportunities available to you and the Early Years Educator Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship.


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