Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Vocational
We are so pleased and excited that you have decided to join us in this fulfilling, fun and fascinating programme.
Throughout this one-year course, you are required to undertake 250 hours in placement. The placement should take place in one early years setting which caters for children 0 – 2 years.
We would like you to find out about three placements in your local area which cater for these age groups.
You will need to answer the following questions:
- Placement Name
- Placement Address
- Telephone Number:
- Name of Head Teacher, Manager or Supervisor:
- Name of Student Co-coordinator
- Age range of children
- Any special facilities
- Opening hours
Produce an Information booklet which includes this information, make it informative and clearly presented. You will need to hand this in to the childcare team on your first day at college
To support you further, here is an outline of what you will be studying from September until December:
Unit EYP1 – Roles and Responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
Early Years Practitioners follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years as a legal requirement. Please take time to follow this link to prepare you for this unit
Unit EYP 2 – Health and Safety of Babies and Young Children in the Early Years
Understanding Health and Safety is an extremely important part of being a good practitioner. Information of our responsibilities towards this will be included in the Statutory Framework. Please read the attached policy to help you understand further
Unit EYP 3 – Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Early Years Settings
We live in a diverse society. as Early Years Practitioners it is essential to celebrate and respect all cultures, religions and life choices.
We work in line with the Equality Act 2010 which states:
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.
The following link will help you understand this more and prepare you for this unit
Unit EYP 4 – Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings
Safeguarding is the most important aspect of our role. We must ensure we listen and observe children and always model appropriate behaviour.
This link is a guide to support your understanding of your responsibilities
This link will take you to the Early Years curriculum which you will use throughout the year
We look forward to seeing you after the Summer!