Practitioners who completed or registered for a qualification before 1 September 2014 must hold a qualification that meets the full and relevant criteria to be counted in the childcare ratios. The following early education and childcare qualifications are considered full and relevant and were offered by various awarding organisations:
Level 3 NVQ in Caring for Children and Young People
Level 3 NVQ in Childcare and Education
Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Level 3 NVQ in Early Years Care and Education
Level 3 NVQ in Playwork
Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ)
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Learning and Childcare)
The NNEB Certificate and Diploma are considered full and relevant at Level 3.
Level 4 Playwork
Level 4 Children's Care, Learning and Development
Level 4 Early Years, Care and Education
Qualifications started after September 2014
Practitioners who registered for a qualification from 1 September 2014 must hold a qualification that meets the early years educator criteria to be considered full and relevant and to be counted in the level 3 ratios. The linked above provides a list of those qualifications that so far have met early years educator criteria. To count in the ratios at level 3, staff holding an early years educator qualification must also have achieved GCSEs in English and maths at grade C or above. A qualification that has ‘early years educator’ in its title or offers an ‘early years educator’ pathway is considered full and relevant.
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Early Learners Nursery Ltd, Early Learners Nursery Ltd, Early Learners Nursery Ltd,