Working towards Early Years Professional Status
7 July 2008Add to My Folder
Beth Edohasim has recently trained for the Early Years Professional Status. Here she shares her story…
The first five years of a child’s life are critical to their development. High-quality early years care and education can help children to achieve their potential. Those people who are currently training to gain Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) come from a wide range of backgrounds with differing skills, experiences and qualifications. But they all have the same things in common. They are all committed, resilient, enthusiastic and determined, with a single vision, which is to make a real difference to the lives of babies, young children and their families.
Training to be an Early Years Professional
Studying for the EYPS has been a very challenging, but enjoyable experience. I finished my first work placement in a nursery class at a maintained primary school, then went to a private day nursery for my second placement. The training towards achieving EYPS includes taking a leadership and management course, resulting in a Diploma in Leadership and Management. To achieve the Diploma, you have to carry out a work-based assignment in your placement setting.
My assignment focused on improving the resources in the outdoor numeracy area of the nursery. The assignment was very hands-on and practical and gave me an opportunity to make an input to the children’s learning and help them towards achieving the Early learning goal in Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy.
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