Early Education and Childcare Practitioners

Early education and childcare practitioners lead the learning and development of and care for children from birth up to five years of age in a school, nursery, or childcare environment.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

  • Promotes and leads physical activities and children’s games, play, creativity, and problem solving .
  • Provides a secure and supportive environment and supervises young children at mealtimes .
  • Coordinates nurturing care in bathing, dressing, preparation of feeds, feeding babies, and in changing babies and toddlers clothing whenever necessary .
  • Supervises and supports other early education and childcare workers .
  • Communicates with parents, colleagues and external professionals on children’s development and health and well-being .
  • Leads on preparing children for transitions to different settings, including school. .
  • Identifies and responds to health and safety issues .
  • Coordinates observation and assessment on children’s play, development and learning.
  • Plans children’s day and activities and leads on social, language and numerical development .

Desired Skills

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

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