NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Courses are delivered in our mock nursery which allows students to bring their skills to life. Our lecturing team are highly qualified and have many years of industry experience. This ensures that students receive a high standard of training.

  • Understand the development of a child from conception to seven years
  • Provide a safe environment for children
  • Observe, assess and plan lessons
  • Understand emergent literature
  • Understand emergent mathematics
  • Use reflective practice for professional development
Attendance: Full time

Start date: September 2017

Course lecturers: Our lecturers are unique in that they have worked within the childcare sector for many years, so have a great deal of knowledge to pass along to you.

Our facilities: We have an onsite nursery and our classrooms are built to provide a practical and unique learning experience.

Kit required: All students will require our childcare uniform.

Upon successful completion of this course, students could progress to university or job roles including: an early year educator, a practitioner at a day nursery or nursery school, a practitioner in a reception class, a home-based child carer or nanny.
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 Meet your lecturers

Kerry Clayton, Childcare Level 3 lecturer

Kerry is the Childcare sector lead and is a qualified lecturer with an extensive career both as a childcare lecturer and practitioner. She has gained a range of qualifications relevant to her roles in childcare, including a Foundation Degree when working as a Deputy Manager. Kerry is committed to ensuring that all students share her passion for early years, something she says was cemented as a life-long one during her time as a Deputy Manager. Kerry focuses on not only ensuring students have the skills and knowledge required to succeed, but also that they have the confidence to be an integral part of their nursery team when becoming qualified.

Katy Griffiths, Childcare Level 3 lecturer

Katy is also a course lecturer alongside Kerry Clayton. Katy has a strong history of lecturing and teaching and also as a childcare practitioner. This has included roles at day nurseries and within schools in support based roles. Katy is passionate about high-quality early years care and education, and has also worked on a voluntary basis within playgroups. Before moving into a lecturing role, Katy was an assessor for childcare courses, meaning students are offered a unique blend of direct experience and support to achieve the very best in their studies.