Childcare Advanced

Level 3 EYE NVQ – Diploma for the Early Years Workforce

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Listed below are all the mandatory units the learner will need to complete as part of the qualification. As well as the mandatory units there is a choice of ‘optional units’ which form part of the qualification. Your tutor or assessor will either supply you with copies of your chosen units or direct you to the relevant page on the website so you can download them.
Mandatory Units:
  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
  • Support physical care routines for children
  • Promote children’s emotional well-being
  • Understand how to support children who are unwell
  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Follow legislation relating to the health and safety of children
  • Working in partnership
  • Understand the value of play in early years
  • Plan, lead and review play opportunities which support children’s learning and development
  • Promote enabling play environments
  • Developing children’s emergent literacy skills
  • Developing children’s emergent mathematical skills
  • Support children’s transition to school
  • Develop children’s cognitive skills
  • Promote children’s speech, language and communication
  • Promoting children’s physical development
  • Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development
  • Support children with additional needs
  • Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children
  • Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs
  • Engage in professional development
GCSE English and Maths A to C grade,
or Functional Skills:
  • English Reading L2
  • English Writing L2
  • English Speaking and Listening L2
  • English FS Certificate L2
  • Maths  L2
  • ICT L2
You will be able to:
  • Understand the impact of food and nutrition on children’s health and development
  • Understand how food choices impact on health and development during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Understand the nutritional needs of children
  • Understand the impact of poor diet on children’s health and development
  • Understand individuals’ dietary requirements and preferences
  • Support healthy eating in own setting
  • Understand children’s needs in relation to emotional well-being
  • Understand the requirements for promoting emotional well-being in relation to current frameworks
  • Understand the needs of children during transition and significant events
  • Promote the emotional well- being of children in own setting
  • Understand legislation and guidelines for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.
  • Understand policies and procedures for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child has been abused or harmed
  • Understand the purpose of serious case reviews
You will know and understand:
  • Children’s need for exercise
  • How to support children’s exercise in an indoor and outdoor space
  • The physical care needs of children
  • How to use hygienic practice to minimise the spread of infection
  • The rest and sleep needs of children
  • Childhood immunisation
  • How to support children in personal physical care routines
  • Common childhood illnesses
  • The signs of ill health in children
  • The legal requirements for reporting notifiable diseases
  • The role of the early years practitioner in minimising ill health in children
  • The care routines when a child is ill
  • How to support children for planned hospital admission
  • The therapeutic role of play in hospitals
  • The role of the early years practitioner when supporting children who are chronically ill
  • The legislation and guidelines for health and safety
  • The policies and procedures for health and safety
  • How to manage risk within an environment which provides challenge for children
  • How to identify, record and report accidents, incidents and emergencies
This Level 3 qualification provides opportunities for progression to further study of
the Extended Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce
(which is usually accessed through employment), or to prepare for University
through an Access course.
On completion of this qualification learners can progress to various job roles, dependent on their chosen career pathway. The following list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the opportunities available.

Specific job roles may include:

  •  practitioner in day nurseries
  •  practitioner in nursery schools
  •  practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  •  pre-school worker
  •  teaching assistant