Recruiting and managing early years staff

Initial teacher training, qualifications criteria, standards, disqualifications.


  1. Applying to waive disqualification: early years and childcare providers

    Forms and guidance for childminders and providers of childcare on non-domestic premises.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Check early years qualifications
  2. EYFS staff:child ratios - DfE approved qualifications
  3. Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006
  4. Early years qualifcations: pre-September 2014 criteria
  5. Early years educator (level 3): qualifications criteria
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Early education and childcare workforce: level 2 qualifications
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