The Professional Role
The Early Years Practitioner’s (EYP) role includes working and interacting with babies and young children on a day to day basis in the early years foundation stage. The aim of this qualification is to provide apprentices with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years 0-5 years. They will be supporting the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the early years setting. An EYP works as part of a team to ensure the care and welfare under the guidance of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably trained staff.
In the Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship, you can work within a range of early years settings
including full day care, children’s centres, preschools, reception classes and in a home setting as