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Your Role in the Early Years


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What is the Your Role in the Early Years online short course?

The demand for employees in the childcare sector has increased in recent years and it will increase a lot more in the years to come.

Self-evaluation is crucial in professional development, by listening to others and developing our skills through feedback – this is how we deliver our "Your Role in the Early Years" course.

Available delivery methods for this course




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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Assessment Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • CACHE Endorsed
Your Role in the Early Years
£167 ex. VAT

This course will give you an understanding of the importance of positive relationships, and the need for a key person in the learning environment.

We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT

Is the Your Role in the Early Years online short course right for me?

This course is ideal for anyone studying in the education industry, specifically with early years students. The demand for employees in the childcare sector has significantly increased, if you are looking to enhance your skills or simple start a new career, then this career is for you.

This course will give students an understanding of the importance of positive relationships, and the need for a key person in the learning environment, who the child (and the child’s parents) can trust.

How will the Your Role in the Early Years short course help to advance my career?­­

Once you have qualified from this Role in the Early Years course you will feel confident to use the skills learnt on the course and apply them to everyday scenarios.

We have other courses in our education category that can help you progress your career even more.

Why study Your Role in the Early Years online course with e-Careers?

  • 12 months unlimited access to the course content.
  • Sign in and study anytime, anywhere. All you need is an internet connection!
  • Monday to Friday customer support.
  • Get your CV to the top of the pile using the knowledge and skills you have gained.

What are the Your Role in the Early Years online course modules?

  • Self Evaluation
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Partnership with Parents
  • Fulfilling the Role of the Key Person
  • KEEP, Key Elements of Effective Practice

What does the Your Role in the Early Years online course cover?

  • Take a look at the self-evaluation model, and learn how to look at your practice objectively.
  • Identify ways in which reflective practice can help, and develop the skills and attributes required for effective reflective practice.
  • Learn how to set achievable targets, and how to effectively implement changes that can prove to have a positive impact on the service provided.
  • Understand the need for continual self-evaluation. It’s not a one-time thing! Practitioners and services are constantly evolving, which is why reflective practice needs to be an ongoing feature of your setting.
  • Take a look at an Ofsted self-evaluation form, and get to grips with some of the features that an inspector may deem to be inadequate, good or outstanding.
  • Understand the importance of writing down and recording feedback and thoughts, not just for professional development files but also for the benefit of Ofsted reports. Ensure files are accurate and up-to-date to avoid scrutiny.
  • Take a look at some of the preferred learning styles and learning opportunities, and understand how to plan and evaluate a learning programme.
  • Learn how to set up a CPD file, and be able to help others setting up their own.
  • Get to grips with some of the core skills required to lead others during their own professional development.
  • Appreciate the need for continual improvement and development, in order for a practice to be most effective. Understand the need for training and skill development, and understand that practitioners who value personal development will have more opportunities to enhance their professional growth.
  • Understand the importance of partnership with parents and learn about some of the ways in which practitioners can engage with parents and caregivers, while also demonstrating your commitment as an early years education provider.
  • Take a look at some of the ways in which home can be brought into the childcare setting, and vice versa.
  • Identify some of the reasons why people complain, and look at the legal requirements that mean childcare providers must respond to every parental concern or complaint, as well as investigate and record them. Help parents to realise that their views and opinions matter.
  • Learn how to make transitions between home and learning environments seamless and support continuity in a child’s learning journey.
  • Take a look at the EYFS 2008 Principles into Practice ‘Parents as Partners’ card. This should be available in your childcare setting, but can also be viewed online if necessary.
  • Understand more about attachment theory, and how establishing positive relationships between caregiver, parent and child can help to make the transition easier.
  • Learn about the role of the key person, and the relationship that the key person needs to build with the child, and their parents. Identify some of the key attributes that a key person should demonstrate in order to offer an effective childcare provision.
  • Learn how to promote personal, social and emotional development and gain a better understanding of what this means in your practice.
  • Identify some of the factors that can affect a child’s ability to build a positive relationship and explore some of the key emotional needs that they may experience.
  • Gain insight into how children develop friendships. Once in your setting, make observations that can help support your findings.
  • Learn how to use ‘tell me about’ cards to write something about a child in your care that you can give to their parents – this doesn’t have to be an important milestone, but it’s a great way of forming a relationship with parents.
  • Explore more about why the KEEP document was published, including the research that it’s based on.
  • Learn about the six concepts that make up the KEEP guidelines, how they are interlinked and how important they are in relation to the EYFS framework.
  • Understand the necessity for reflecting on your practice, so that you can identify any areas which need to be focussed upon.
  • Appreciate the importance of training and ensuring that all staff members know that enhancing their knowledge, skills and understanding is essential – not just for the practice, but for their own learning journey.
  • Gain insight into some of the other studies that have looked into EYFS provision, including EPPE, REPEY and SPEEL.
  • Take a look at the KEEP publication from the DfES, published in 2005. This is accessible online via the courseware.
  • Learn how a practice can be improved, and how health and education services can work in unison to create a better outcome for the children in their care.

This learning programme is CACHE endorsed through Laser Learning, an official e-Careers partner.

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