Recruitment for 2015 is now closed. Please use the expression of Interest form for the 2016 intake.
EYITT is focused on high quality care and education for the birth to five age range and leads to Early Years Teacher Status. To achieve Early Years Teacher Status by the end of the training programme, you will need to be able to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) across the birth to five age range.
Early Years Teachers will be specialists in early childhood development, trained to work with babies and young children from birth to five. Early Years Teacher Status is awarded to graduates who are leading education and care and who have been judged to have met all of the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) in practice from birth to the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Employment of Early Years Teachers
The Government is committed to raising the quality of early years provision by encouraging graduate leadership. Research has shown that the quality of provision is higher in settings that employ more graduate trained staff.
Early Years ITT is the only teacher training focussed on the birth to five age range. To be awarded Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), trainees must meet robust standards designed specifically for high quality work with this age group. This makes Early Years Teachers ideally placed to fulfil the needs of employers for high quality education and care for babies and young children. The pay and conditions for working in early education and childcare settings outside maintained schools are determined by employers at a local level.