Pre-school Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have qualified as an early years educator in each of the last six years; and what the distribution of those people was in each region in that period.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The number of achievements of the Early Years Educator (EYE) Advanced Apprenticeship and stand-alone EYE qualifications in each region since 2013/14, when the EYE qualification was introduced, is attached.

On 3 March, the Department for Education published a response to a consultation on the requirement for early years educators to have English and mathematics GCSEs at grade C or above. Following the consultation, it has been decided to broaden the qualification requirements to include other suitable level 2 qualifications, including functional skills, with effect from 3 April 2017.

The Government response to the consultation on level 3 qualification requirements can be found at:

The Early Years Workforce Strategy is available at:

EYE Qualifications by region (PDF Document, 264.39 KB)

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