Guidance

EYFS staff:child ratios - DfE approved qualifications

Lists of qualifications that meet the DfE criteria for counting in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework staff:child ratios.

Documents

Early years qualifications: pre-September 2014

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Early years qualifications: from 1 September 2014

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Details

Early years providers can use these early years qualifications lists to:

You should use these lists alongside the detailed guidance on checking early years qualifications.

Published 1 September 2014
Last updated 29 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated document 'Early years qualifications: pre-September 2014' to include early years practice qualifications and clarify merger of Edexcel and Pearson awarding organisations.
  2. Added Scottish Vocational Qualfications to the NVQ titles in pre-September 2014 spreadsheet. Updated post-Sept-2014 spreadsheet with one new qualification mapped to the EYE criteria, and clarified titles of two EYE qualifications from Pearson UK.
  3. Added new qualifications to the pre-Sept 2014 spreadsheet.
  4. Updated 'Early years qualifications: from 1 September 2014'
  5. Updated spreadsheets to meet new titling requirements from Ofqual.
  6. Updated the pre-September 2014 spreadsheet with information about joint degrees and joint honours degrees.
  7. Removed duplication on 'Early years qualifications: pre-September 2014' document.
  8. Updated the pre-September 2014 spreadsheet with information about sector-endorsed Foundation Degrees.
  9. Updated post-Sept-2014 spreadsheet with information on Early Childhood Studies degrees
  10. First published.