This qualification has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting care routines for babies and young children, supporting the well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles and supporting the needs of babies and young children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The diploma requires 14 mandatory units and mandatory placement experience of 250 hours.
- Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
- Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years
- Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings
- Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings
- Understand how to support children’s development
- Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings
- Promote play in Early Years Settings
- Support care routines for babies and young children
- Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
- Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
- Support babies and young children to be physically active
- Partnership working in the early years
Promoting positive behaviour in Early Years Settings
- Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
You will be assessed by your tutor and assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observation in placement, oral questioning, portfolio of evidence, written assignments or tasks.