Early Education and Childcare Assistants

Early education and childcare assistants assist in the care of children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children’s development and well-being.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children’s play.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.
  • May work under the supervision of more experienced practitioners.

Desired Skills

Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Monitoring, Writing, Active Listening, Speaking, Active Learning, Mathematics, Science

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