Become an Early Years Teacher

The early years are critical in children’s development. Early Years Teachers work with babies, toddlers and young children up to the age of 5. They use their knowledge and skills to help children in their care enjoy this early stage of learning and open their minds to new ideas every day.

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How to become an Early Years Teacher?

To train as an Early Years Teacher you need to have a degree (in any subject) and at least a GCSE C grade (or equivalent) in English, maths and science.

By meeting this criteria you are eligible for a place on the Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT), fully-funded by the Department for Educations (DfE). Upon the completion of the course you will be awarded Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and will become an Early Years Teacher!

More about the training

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) leads to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), which is the only qualification specialising in early childhood development and allows individuals to teach children from birth to five years old.

EYTS requires meeting high-quality standards for early childhood education. Achieving EYTS demonstrates a level of competence that meets the expectations of employers in the early years sector.

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