Childcare update - November 2021
An update on everything new within the Childcare sector.
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:
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
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
Approved on 10 August 2021
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: firstname.lastname@example.org