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2.3 hours · Self-paced
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17 CPD hours / points
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This extensive early years teaching course has been designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to become an expert early years foundation stage teacher and will give you all the practical knowledge & credentials that you need to excel in your new role.

If you are aspiring to start your career as an early years foundation stage teacher or you just want to boost your knowledge and skills on early years foundation stage, but don’t know where to start, then this early years teaching course will set you up with the appropriate skills and expertise needed to take your professionalism to the next level.

This comprehensive early years teaching course will give you all the necessary skills and a valuable insight into early years foundation stage to boost your career in this field and possibilities, by getting the essential skills and knowledge you’ll need from this early years teaching course. There are always new skills to learn and new knowledge to accumulate when you work as an early years foundation stage teacher, this early years teaching course will fully prepare you to embrace all of the essentials skills and knowledge in this field.

Enrol today and get started on your journey to improve your career prospects with the latest skills and the power of self-belief!

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  • Kickstart your career with quality training


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17 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


2h 20m

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The early years teaching is one of our most popular training courses and is perfect for those individuals who want to start a new career path as an early years foundation stage teacher, as well as established professionals who want to test their existing abilities and learn the latest techniques.

Course Curriculum

This comprehensive early years teaching course has been divided into 12 interactive lessons. This makes for a more stimulating and comprehensive study of all the essential areas of early years foundation stage, which also means that learners will be able to absorb the knowledge in manageable and intuitive segments and retain the vital information without even realising it.

Understanding EYFS and its Importance

  • Introduction to EYFS
  • Early Years - Importance of Early Childhood Learning and Development

EYFS Statutory Framework

  • Key Principles of the Guidance
  • The Early Learning Goals
  • Areas of Emphasis
  • Educational Approach
  • Literacy

Working as an EYFS Teacher in the UK

  • Responsibilities, Job Profile and Skills
  • Qualifications
  • Career Path
  • Challenges and Tips to Succeed

EYFS Teaching Methods

  • Teaching Strategies for Pre-schoolers
  • Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • Play and explore
  • Active learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Child-initiated learning
  • Outdoor learning activity

Principles and Theories of EYFS

  • Child Development Principles
  • Themes of EYFS
  • Key Areas of Learning and Development within EYFS
  • Requisites of Learning and Development

The EYFS Cycle

  • Observation, Assessment and Planning Journey
  • Methods of Observation
  • Types of Observation
  • Child Observation Records (COR)
  • Summative Assessment in Childcare and its Importance

How to Support Children having Special Education Needs

  • Best Practices to Approach Children with Special Needs
  • Support Practices for Learners with Special Needs
  • How to Motivate Children with Learning Disabilities

Early Years - Safeguarding Child Welfare & Safety

  • Areas of Considerations for Early Years Providers
  • Key persons, suitable people and staffing arrangement
  • Suitable environment and premises
  • Maintaining and Sharing Records with Parents
  • Pediatric First-aid

Adult’s Role in Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Parents’ part in child nurturing and Early Years
  • Healthy relationship of teachers and ancillary staff with children
  • Importance of communication between parents/carers with the school

The EYFS and Educational Philosophies, Benefits and Exemptions

  • Montessori Education and the Early Year Foundation Stage
  • Pros and Cons of Montessori Approach

Ofsted Inspection and Quality Enhancement

  • Ofsted Expectations from EYFS Practitioners
  • What does Ofsted inspect in EYFS?
  • How do Ofsted deal with providers graded as ‘requires improvement’?

The New Version of EYFS Framework

  • New EYFS framework for early adopters
  • Framework for non-early adopter schools
  • Development Matters
  • Birth to 5 Matters Guidance

Certificate of Achievement from Knowledge Door

On completion of the early years teaching course, you will be eligible to obtain the certificate of achievement from Knowledge Door to evidence your new skill and accomplishment, as well as your knowledge and skill set. The certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £12, or a hard copy can be sent via post at the cost of £35.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive early years teaching course is ideal for anyone who is looking to improve their skills and move on to more challenging roles in this sector. Completion of the early years teaching course will prove your learning potential and provide the impetus to boost their career into whatever direction they choose but gaining an up-to-date perspective of everything involving early years foundation stage.

The early years teaching course will provide both established professionals and relative newcomers to early years foundation stage with some real advantages, earning extensive knowledge and acquiring new skills which will make any candidate’s CV stand out in a crowded marketplace.


There is no previous experience or specific entry requirements needed to enrol into this early years teaching course, any student from any background, and of any age, can enrol into this early years teaching course and learn at their own pace.

As long as you are seventeen years old, have a basic knowledge of the English language and are relatively comfortable with rudimentary IT skills, you will be eligible to enrol into this early years teaching course.

Career path

This early years teaching course will bring you new opportunities and new possibilities in an ever-changing job market. Gain the latest techniques, theories, knowledge and confidence that you’ll need to procure the dream job you’ve been looking for. To achieve all this and to gather more valuable credits on your CV, this early years teaching course could be a critical part of your future.

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