Eden Training Solutions

Early Years Educator – L3

Kyle · October 7, 2022

About this course


Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurses 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 the Government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

Become a childminder

What you'll learn

  • Expected patterns of children’s development from 0-5 years, have an understanding of further development from age 5 to 7
  • Significance of attachment and how to promote it effectively
  • Underpinning theories, philosophical approaches to how children learn/develop, and their influence on practice
  • How children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development, individual circumstances such as moving school, birth of a sibling, family breakdown, adoption, care
  • Promoting diversity, equality, inclusion, fully reflecting cultural differences, family circumstances
  • Systematic synthetic phonics in the teaching of reading, range of strategies for developing early literacy, mathematics
  • Potential effects of, how to prepare and support children through, transitions, significant events in their lives
  • Current early education curriculum requirements such as the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Additional support such as where a child’s progress is less than expected
  • Assess within the current early education curriculum framework using a range of assessment techniques such as practitioners observing children through their day to day interactions/observations shared by parents/carers
  • Undertaking continued professional development to improve own skills and early years practice


  • Care and compassion
  • Being team focused
  • Honesty, trust, and integrity
  • Commitment
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way
  • Working practice take into account fundamental British values

More details on this course

The gateway meeting is a milestone in the learner journey as it marks the end of the on-program learning and the completion of the End Point Assessment Toolkit. The learner, employer, and Skills Tutor will meet and agree that the learner meets the requirements of the standard and are ready for the end-point assessment.

The end-point assessment will be completed by an independent end-point assessor from an EPA Organisation.

Professional Discussion (underpinned by a portfolio of evidence)

  • Evidence must demonstrate the learners’ knowledge, skills, and behaviors (KSBs)
  • Evidence must be mapped against the KSBs being assessed by the professional discussion
  • Evidence must relate to ‘real’ work completed by the learner and must contain 10-12 pieces of evidence
  • Employer written statement confirming the evidence is attributable to the learner
  • Evidence must include at least 2 observations of practice, maximum of 20-minutes in total duration

Knowledge Test

  • Multiple choice test with scenarios (35 questions) 60-minutes in duration
  • A substantial quantity of theories, psychological practices, and safeguarding

Course Guide

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