Securing the Best Start to Life

Early Years Workforce Strategy

DfE are consulting on a revised criteria for the early years educator level 3 qualification.

The qualification criteria were last updated in 2014. NCFE, an education charity and leader in vocational learning, conducted the review of the early years educator level 3 qualification and criteria over the summer, and DfE are now consulting on their recommendations for improvements.

Please review the suggested criteria and let DfE know your views. The consultation closes on Monday 23 January 2023.

For more information click here

Help for early years providers

Guidance for people who work in early years, from the Department for Education.

Early years child development training

This free, online training provides an overview of child development and practical advice for supporting children in your setting.

Learn more and enrol

Faith sector

NSPCC Learning has partnered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to  organise a learning event on DBS checks in the faith sector in England and Wales. The event includes information on different levels of DBS checks and aims to support faith based  organisations with fulfilling their safeguarding requirement. 

The event will take place on 15 February 2023 online. 

Find out more: Understanding eligibility for DBS checks in the faith sector

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