• child development
• professional development
• safeguarding children
• diversity, equality and inclusion
• positive behaviour and transitions
• working in partnership
• promoting children’s speech, language and communication
• theories underpinning practice
• supporting children’s activities.
Note: Level 3 Early Years Educator Literacy & Numeracy Consultation – government response
The Department for Education has now published the outcomes of the recent consultation into the literacy and numeracy requirements for Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) staff In England.
The requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators to hold an approved English and mathematics qualification has been broadened to include other suitable level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills. This will take effect from 3rd of April 2017. This means that GCSEs are not the only qualifications which will be recognised as meeting the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) requirement to count in staff:child ratios and be recognised as Early Years Educators in the workplace. The revised Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) will come in to force from the 3rd of April 2017 and is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2