Early years educator (level 3): qualifications criteria

This document outlines the assessment criteria and minimum qualification content requirements for level 3 early years educators.


Early years educator (Level 3): qualifications criteria


The early years foundation stage sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children have the skills they need to start school and gives them a broad range of knowledge.

The qualification criteria set out the minimum requirements for what an early years educator should know, understand and be able to do, to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old in the early years foundation stage.

Published 11 July 2013