Children's Workforce Development Council
As a parent, you’ll know just how important it is for babies and young children to have committed, professional and well-trained people looking after them in early years settings.
To help ensure the highest quality development, well being and learning, a new, graduate-level status has been introduced for those working with the under-fives – Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
As well as giving more children the best possible start in life, Early Years Professional Status is also an excellent career opportunity for mums and dads.
Leaders of childcare
Early Years Professionals lead early years practice. Operating in every type of early years setting,including nurseries, daycare centres and pre-schools, and as registered childminders, they have an in-depth understanding of child development and guide and inspire their colleagues.
EYPS offers a new challenge for those wanting to develop their skills to make a positive impact on the development of the children they work with.
It can also be a great route back into work and a real opportunity to launch a new rewarding career building on your experience as a mum or dad or even as a grandparent.
To achieve EYPS, you will need to follow one of four different Pathways offered by Training Providers across England. You will need to hold or be working towards a maths and English GCSE or equivalent, and a degree. The Pathway followed will depend on your level of experience of working with young children – for many career changers you will need to undertake our Full Pathway.
To find out more about EYPS log on to www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/futures or call 0800 996 600.