Introduction to Early Years Settings

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Introduction to Early Years Settings

Who is this course for?

Designed for people who wish to gain a basic understanding of working with young people 0 – 7 years or who have recently starting working or volunteering in a nursery. This is an ideal first step into learning about the needs and development of children and it is designed to encourage participation and develop confidence, knowledge and skill. There are small assessments with this course and you will achieve a CACHE Award to an Introduction to Early Years Settings on completion.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

A genuine interest in finding out the basic essentials of childcare and a good knowledge of English is advisable.  Minimum age of 18 years.


How long is this course?

A 10 week part-time course beginning on Monday 14th January 2019. This course will run each Monday for 10 weeks from 7.00 – 9.00pm, with the exception of bank holidays. 

(This course will only run if there are sufficient numbers)


What will I study on this course?

You will study a range of topics including value of play for babies and young children, organisation of early years settings and roles and responsiblities in an early years setting.


What Qualification will I gain?

You will achieve an Award in an Introduction to Early Years Settings on successful completion of the units.


How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed through small tasks, which will be set during class.


What does this course lead on to?

Possible progression onto Level 2 CACHE Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or Level 3 CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.


How much will it cost?



How can I find out more?

For further information about this course please contact Siobhan Grieve. email