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Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Introduction to ELA Adult Learning:

ELA delivers high quality apprenticeships and short courses. We have expertise across a range of education settings, such as early years, private and public schools, and special needs provisions. We aspire to support committed, passionate teachers, support staff, school leadership and administration to achieve their goals. Our team has a huge passion for learning that makes a difference, and not training for training’s sake

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Relevant for early years practitioners who are looking to develop further their knowledge, understanding and practice and gain a recognised L3 qualification whilst working with children aged 0-5 yrs.

Relevant settings include:

● Private and public settings
● Full day care
● Children’s centres
● Pre-schools
● Reception classes
● Playgroups
● Nursery schools

Through this Apprenticeship, the Early Years Educator can gain

The fully recognised Cache L3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator.
The opportunity to work towards a level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English, if applicable
Face to face delivery in organizational setting for a professional enviorment.
Flexible online sessions via easy-to-use video-conferencing software .
Recognition of possessing relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours
A fully recognised L3 Paediatric First Aid qualification.

Benefits to the Setting will include


A fully qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Practitioning Individual

A Practitioner able to understand the importance of the Early Years Educator role, and to improve their practice further.

Practical Experience

An Early Year’s Educator showing the appropriate of practice assessed against nationally-recognised standards.

First Aid

A fully qualified L3 Paediatric First Aid member of staff.

What value do we add at ELA?

Flexible and Engaging

Blended delivery models including workplace assessments, virtual coaching, and group workshops


Continual review of our curriculum to deliver strong intent, implementation, and impact of learning

We are passionate about mental health and well-being in the workplace

Personal Tutor

A dedicated personal tutor to deliver training, and guide throughout their programme

Customer Service
Collaborative line manager, mentor and employer engagement to enhance learner experience with regular surveys and reporting
Learner Centred
Supporting learners’ individual pace and catering to their unique learning styles

Delivery & Assessment

Typical Course Duration

18-21 months

Monthly Workshops

Monthly 1-1 or group workshop delivery, virtual or face to face, and online resources to support further learning


E-portfolio access to track progress, upload work and communicate with your Tutor

Assignment and Discussion

Written assignments, observations, reflective accounts and professional discussions

Professional Portfolio

Portfolio of evidence to support a professional discussion and a
multiple-choice end assessment

Specialist Skills Tutor

Additional support from a specialist Functional Skills Tutor (where applicable)

Commitment Required from Learner and Employer

To meet deadlines agreed and set by the Tutor

Access to relevant activities in the workplace

Access to a work-based Mentor and shadowing opportunities

All to attend 8-10 weekly progress reviews with the Tutor

Access to 20% ‘Off the Job Training’ Time

Attendance at monthly 1-1 or group workshops

Time allowed for the Apprentice to complete assignments

Participate in skills-based learning and virtual workshop

Compilation of work-based portfolio of evidence


Working in Partnership

Safeguarding- keeping children safe

Continuing professional development

Use legislation relating to health and safety of children

Understand the value of play

Promote children’s emotional well being

Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs

Support the healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition

Support children with additional needs

Develop children’s emerging literacy skills

Develop children’s emerging math skills

Promote children’s speech, language and communication

Promote healthy lifestyles through exercise

Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development

Promote enabling play environments

Support physical care routines for children

Promote children’s physical development

Develop children’s cognitive skills

Plan, lead and develop play opportunities to support children’s learning and development

Support children’s transition to school

Equality and Diversity

Understand how to support children who are unwell

Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children