Childcare update - November 2021

Mon Nov 29 12:30:00 UTC 2021

An update on everything new within the Childcare sector.

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Early Years Educator EPA Resources

It has been brought to our attention that there is some information in our EPA resources for Early Years Educator which has led to some confusion about the evidence requirements for the two recorded observations to be included in the portfolio.

We would like to confirm that the evidence must include at least two observations of practice, maximum 20-minutes in total duration and it is recommended that these observations are done within 3 months before gateway to reflect current practice and apprentices’ readiness for EPA. 

 We will be amending our documents shortly to clarify these requirements.

Sector Webinars - Childcare updates and networking.

Please join our upcoming webinars for updates on the qualifications and EPAs. These interactive webinars are focussed on apprenticeships and work-based learning and will cover the below subjects:

  • Updates on Adult Care qualifications and EPAs 

  • Updates on Early Years qualifications and EPAs 

  • Updates on Healthcare and Health Science Qualifications and EPAs 

  • Updates on Pharmacy qualifications and EPAs 

  • ACE 360 process- Registration, Gateway and booking EPAs

Please register for these webinars here:

Health & Social Care, Health and Childcare Webinars

Please note, there are multiple dates available for November 2021 and Jan 2022

Early Years Lead Practitioner End-Point Assessment

We are now on the register ROEPAO for the Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner

Role involves:

  • Working in different organisations including day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision

  • Work as a proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with children, skilfully leading day to day practice at an operational level

Standard information

  • Approved on 10 August 2021

  • Level 5

  • Funding £8000

  • Time frame 24 months

  • Three assessment methods

  • Observation with questions

  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence 

  • Case Study with report and presentation

If you would like to get involved in the development of this EPA, please do get in touch: epadelivery@pearson.com

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