Course Summary

Duration: 12-18 months

Entry Requirements: Learners must have achieved a Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths.

Delivery: Remote with one to one support for guidance and feedback.

Assessment: Product evidence, working documents, witness testimonies. 

Cost: Please enquire

No. of credits: 64

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Course Description

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) is for learners who work in, or want to work with children in Early Years settings in England only.

The course provides learners with the opportunity to demonstrate competence as an Early Years Educator, Child Minder or Nursery Nurse, to develop knowledge and skills related to the specified job roles in early years education and achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification. Learners will also develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.

Professional Development

Relationship with previous qualifications.

Balance your new responsibilities

Balance time for tasks, team needs, individual development and performance management.

Inspire others

Progression opportunities.

Assess and Manage

Industry support and recognition. 

happy little child play game and have fun, education lessons in colorful kinder garden playground indoors


Course Content

The content of the programme includes:

  • Understand Children’s Early Years Education and Development Diversity
  • Implementing Early Years Foundation Stage Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings Plan and Provide
  • Effective Teaching and Learning in Early Years Settings
  • Make Accurate and Productive Use of Assessment in Early Years Settings
  • Develop Effective and Informed Professional Practice in Early Years Settings
  • Promote the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of Children in Early Years Settings
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Partnership
  • Working in Early Years

  • Understanding How to Promote Play and Learning in the Early Years
  • Support Children’s Outdoor Play Care for the Physical and Nutritional Needs of Babies and Young Children

Who can benefit from this course?

New Manager

Room leaders / Supervisors

The transition from a nursery team member to a nursery room leader is challenging and requires the skills to balance time for tasks, team needs, individual development and performance management. This course will give new room leaders a great running start.