About Early Years Initial Teacher Training with Tribal
What is Early Years Teacher Status?
The first five years of a child’s life are critical to their future development. Research has shown that the development of young children is directly linked to the qualifications held by the early years workers around them.
Early Years Teacher Status is a status (rather than a qualification) developed by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), that recognises excellence in early years practice. It is awarded to those who successfully demonstrate that they meet a set of national graduate-level standards associated with working with children from birth to five years. The Teachers' Standards (Early Years) are organised into eight areas and apply to babies, toddlers and young children. These are:
Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge all children.
Promote good progress and outcomes by children.
Demonstrate good knowledge of early learning and EYFS.
Plan education and care taking account of the needs of all children.
Adapt education and care to respond to the strengths and needs of all children.
Make accurate and productive use of assessment.
Safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and provide a safe learning environment.
Fulfil wider professional responsibilities.
Why become an Early Years Teacher?
A career working with children from birth to five years is extremely rewarding. At this age, children are at their most vulnerable and impressionable, so to be an important part of their development is both a privilege and a huge responsibility.
Gaining Early Years Teacher Status will equip you with the skills to lead and improve practice within your early years setting, as well as to support and inspire those around you. Having just one Early Years Teacher in a setting will have a hugely positive effect on every child and worker there.
Early Years Initial Teacher Training is fully funded so there are no course fees to pay and, if you're employed within an eligible early years setting, there is also funding available to your employer to cover supply costs while you attend training.
If you are interested in furthering your career as well as improving outcomes for young children and their families, get in touch with Tribal today.