Early Years Teacher Status and Early Years Professional Status
In Leicestershire there are over 100 Early Years Professionals leading practice in a variety of early years settings including full day care, sessional pre-schools and childminders.
From September 2013 this status is to be replaced with the Early Years Teacher Status and Leicestershire County Council is committed to supporting settings and individuals in gaining Early Years Teacher Status.
If you already hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification and would like to find out more about becoming an EYT and the funding available, please contact the Workforce Development Team on 011 6305 6555 and view the routes to gaining EYT below.
Graduate Leader Support for Settings (pdf,.17kb)
Level 5 Route to EYP (Word, 162kb)
Early Years Teacher Status Pathways and Graduate Routes
For contact information, please see this 2013 Pathways to Early Years Teacher Status (PDF, 25kb) link.
In order to gain entry to the EYT pathway, candidates will have to prove (show certificates) that they hold GCSE or O’Level (grade A-C) or CSE1 in Maths, English and Science. Please note that Level 2 Literacy/Numeracy/Key Skills/’For Life’ will not be accepted by the Universities or Teaching Agency when you enrol on the EYT pathway. The following documents explain how you can undertake a GCSE.
English and Maths (Word 150kb)
Science (Word 167kb)
Starting your journey - Maggie Jeffery is a Day nursery leader who is currently studying for her Early Years Foundation Degree (pdf, 4661 KB)
Becoming an Early Years Professional - Full of case studies about Leicestershire's existing EYPs (pdf, 3.83MB)
Early Years Professional - Here to stay (pdf, 3.2MB)
Early Years Professional leaflet for parents (pdf, 2.7MB)
Please take a look at the CWDC First National Survey of Practitioners with Early Years Professional Status (pdf, 2,335 kb)
Page Last Updated: 25 March 2013