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Early Years Educator Level 3


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. This course is also a progression route for learners who have completed the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 course.

This course is either 100% or 95% funded by the UK Government. Employers paying a 5% contribution fee are able to access flexible payment methods from just £36 per month! Learners are not required to contribute towards the cost of training in any way.


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 your employees receive the very best training and support throughout their 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 addition to the Early Years Educator Level 3 certificate, you will also gain two additional qualifications as part of your course:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce  (Early Years Educator)
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

The Qualsafe Awards Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid will teach practitioners 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 to 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 as a qualified and skilled practitioner. The level 3 diploma aims to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the early years workforce. Achieving this qualification confirms competence and will provide you with the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements to be able to work in the childcare sector.

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