In their first three years, children develop physically, cognitively and emotionally at a faster rate than at any other time in their lives. Meaning that any education during this time is imperative.

Brain Development

Brain development is vital throughout childhood – and into adulthood. However, the first 5 years are vital for early language development for future learning and school readiness. In today’s society, children need to be skilful communicators, emphasising the need for this early development. 

Early years education settings should encourage opportunities to explore, observe, experiment and solve problems. Plenty of time spent playing, talking, listening and interacting in this setting helps the child learn key life skills

Physical Development

0-5 is where children learn all about their physical movements. From taking those first steps to finding their feet and getting involved in more physical activities like climbing, sports and swimming.

Being physically active is vital to a child’s health. It gets the child moving, develops motor skills, helps the child to think, giving them an opportunity to explore their world. An early years education setting should encourage this physical development with plenty of opportunities for active play.

Emotional Development

From birth children/babies are learning about their emotions. From that first smile to cries and screams. While the family will play a significant part in guiding emotional development, being in an early years education setting will offer an increased number of situations where emotions will be high, particularly around their peers. This will help the child to process those emotions early, with the guidance of the educators. 

Are you currently looking to expand your team, but are struggling to find those with the right qualification? Find the right individual, and help them towards their Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF). Our online courses have been designed to be studied around a full-time career or as part of their career. If you would like further information on the course or would like to discuss the requirements, please contact the team today.