Working in Early Years - (Free online taster)

Ref: C2423798

The taster course will focus on the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum and share strategies and activities that promote learning and development for the under 5's. it will explain the role of the Early Years practitioner and will explore recent initiatives in Early Years development. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the careers in childcare such as home based childminding, working in a preschool or nursery. The pathway for early years qualifications that the WEA offer will be shared with the group.

Additional information about this course

This online taster is free to London residents who may be considering working in an Early Years setting (under 5's). Attendance on this taster will lead onto the Level 1 and 2 Early Years courses due to start in September 2022. Please do enrol early as places on this taster will fill very quickly. To book a place on this free taster please call the course booking team on 0300 303 3464 and quote the reference C2423798. I

Course aim

This short taster is beneficial to parents and carers of children under 5 and all those who are considering working in an under 5's setting,looking at various opportunities for working with children in the Early Years.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand how children learn through play and the role and responsibilities of those who work and care for children under 5

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This short taster course will be delivered online in the evening. You will need to enroll on the course and register with Canvas to access all the materials for this course

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Working in Early Years - (Free online taster)


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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