Early Years Educators 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 prepare children for the transition to school and offer a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide a solid foundation for good progress throughout a child’s school life.
You will need to have the right values and behaviours, developing competencies and skills to provide high quality childcare in a child’s first few years.
You could be based in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools and child-minding.
As an apprentice you should be working at a level where you are working on your own or supervising others and have prior experience of the sector and be employed in a position whereby you are able to demonstrate the competencies required at this level.
Your job role as a residential childcare worker will involve you working in settings such as residential care homes, residential special schools, therapeutic communities, secure children’s homes and shared care settings. You will be responsible for promoting a caring, healthy, stimulating, safe and secure environment for children and young people in your care.