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The Stonebridge College Guide to Becoming an Early Years Practitioner

March 28, 2018

What are the early years? The early years age group describes children aged up to five. The first few years of a child’s life are crucial. Children need to be ready to start school, and that means they must have developed mentally, socially and emotionally. Working[...]
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Early Years: An A-Z Guide

November 23, 2017
child playing with blocks

Do you want to pursue a career in early years education? If you have always dreamed of becoming an early years practitioner, but you don’t have the relevant qualifications, now is the time to act. Embark upon our Diploma for the Early Years Workforce[...]
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What skills do you need to become an early years practitioner?

May 25, 2017
Become a preschool assistant through online training

With more parents than ever before returning to work, the childcare industry is booming. For employees, it’s a flexible career path that fits around family commitments and frequently comes with an easy commute. In an early years position, your[...]
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What can child development tell us about learning?

July 13, 2016
Child development. Boy jumping on a beach

It might appear that babies don’t do very much in their first few months and years, but child development begins at birth. Children are learning all the time. The early years of your life were crucial for shaping the person you have become. When[...]
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How do you apply for early years jobs?

May 26, 2016
Early years jobs. Two children sitting by the sea.

Where can you find early years job vacancies? You can look for jobs online. Here are some great sites to try out: Not every vacancy will be advertised nationally.[...]
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Get the training you need to work with early years

May 5, 2016
Work with early years. Baby and toddler lying on a bed.

Why is work with early years so important? More and more research is showing that the first few years of our lives are hugely important for our development. Without the correct care and mental stimulation, children will be negatively affected in later[...]
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What is an Early Years practitioner?

January 30, 2015
early years practitioner

What exactly are Early Years and what does someone who practises Early Years do? Early years are the first 0 to 5 years of a child’s development. Of course there are many people that are involved with this age group, but the word practitioner normally[...]
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