Early years professionals and early years teachers status
Early years professionals and early years teachers
Early years professionals (EYPs) and Early years teachers (EYTs) are graduate level practitioners key to raising the quality of early years provision. They are ‘change agents’ to improve practice. EYPs / EYTs lead practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage, support and mentor other practitioners and model the skills and behaviours that safeguard and support children. EYPs / EYTs have helped to improve the quality of early education which has been recognised by the government and has helped to shape future developments.
Please note EYPs / EYTs do not hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Early years teacher training providers
A list of approved Early years teacher training providers across the country for September intake is available on the Department for Education website.
Please contact a training provider for more information.
Early years teacher training providers include:
- The University of St Mark and St John (Marjons) offer training at their Plymouth campus. For further information please visit the University of St Mark & St John (Marjons) website.
- The University of Plymouth offer training at their Plymouth campus. For further information visit the University of Plymouth website.
- Best Practice Network
You can also find more information on the PACEY website (professional association for childcare and early years).