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Introduction to early years settings

The ideal short course for those considering a career in the childcare sector.

Young lady working in a nursery after completing her Introduction to early years settings
Course overview

At a glance

Level

1

Duration

1 week

Location

Workplace

About the course

This introductory early years programme will equip you with the information that you need to decide whether a career in childcare is for you.

Over one-week, you will find out what it’s like to work within an early years environment. You will cover a variety of different phases that are crucial for a career in childcare, and if you successfully pass the course, walk away with a level 1 award to add to your CV.

Is this course right for you?

The level 1 programme will help you to enhance your understanding of childcare and learn about the role and responsibilities of an early years practitioner.

This course is aimed at those individuals wishing to start their career in childcare, or those that want to gain knowledge of the industry. If you decide this is a sector for you, then we can help you to find apprenticeship opportunities with employers after you complete the introductory programme.

Having the following qualities will be advantageous for a career in childcare:

  • Positive attitude
  • Able to take responsibility
  • Good time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team.

Please note that this course can only be delivered in Huddersfield, Bradford or Liverpool City Region at this time due to local funding.

What you’ll learn

The topics covered during this programme include:

  • Health and safety
  • Different types of play
  • Milestones for children and age-appropriate toys
  • Planning suitable play activities
  • Policies and procedures in an early years settings
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality

How you’ll learn

The course is delivered in cohorts throughout the year, so you will get to network with individuals who are also considering a career in childcare.

An early years expert trainer will guide you through the programme, and you will get access to resources which will support your studying. This can be through online learning or within a classroom.

Need more information?

No problem. It doesn’t matter if your query is big or small, our teams are here to help. Sign up to one of our interactive workshops to discuss this apprenticeship in more detail or enquire below.

Our experts

The people that make it happen

Emma

Curriculum lead

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Emma

Curriculum lead

I’ve been working in early years for over 14 years and have an early years teaching degree. I have worked in lots of different nurseries supporting and helping to improve the quality of practice. I have been assessing since 2016 and love working with learners and supporting them to achieve their qualifications, seeing each apprentice develop! I also really enjoy working to develop the curriculum and ensuring we are providing the best quality experience for all learners. 

Emily Ladbrooke
Emily

Trainer assessor

Frequently asked questions

Is the level 1 introduction to early years settings course free?
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The introduction to early years settings course can be delivered free of charge to residents in Huddersfield, Bradford and Liverpool City Region. This is thanks to local funding by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

How long does the level 1 introduction to early years settings take to complete?
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The introduction to early years settings course is usually completed within one week.

Ready to take the next step?

Let’s talk. You’re only a few clicks away from enquiring about this course. Don’t delay, get in touch and start something exciting today!