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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service or organisation meets your requirements. We offer an impartial service and we cannot recommend or endorse any providers listed.

Further information

Childcare Qualifications

Practitioners wishing to apply for a Level 3 post, should hold a full and relevant Level 3 qualification.  Post 2014, the qualification will have Early Years Educator in the title, for example:

  • CACHE Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) (VRQ).
  • CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF).
  • City & Guilds Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (QCF).
  • Skillsfirst Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Years Educator).
  • Pearson UK BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator).

To check whether a qualification is full and relevant, use the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications ; or the DfE-approved qualifications list, pre- and post-2014.

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