An Early Years Educator, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre schools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
If you are looking for a new career direction, challenge or the opportunity to increase your understanding of working with children, then here at Colchester Institute we offer a supportive environment to extend your knowledge and skills to meet the rewarding challenges of working as an Early Years Educator to support children’s learning and development.
The course is aimed at students aged 16 or over who wish to complete an apprenticeship in a specific vocational area such as a Nursery Worker. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme.
Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, might vary depending on the type of apprenticeship and will be communicated post-employment and sign-up.
|Duration||Typically 18 months|
|Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)||£600|
|Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)||£300|
All fees, prices and funding information shown on this page are for courses starting in the 2021-22 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change due to factors outside of our control. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.
Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.
The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.
The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.