Unit 2.1

Unit 2.1 – An introduction to the role of the early year's practitioner

By Georgina Young

Learning outcome 1.2

There are many different sorts of settings that provide early years education, for example:

  Parent and toddler groups
  Primary School – Reception
  After school clubs
  Day Nursery
  Holiday Clubs

All early years setting must be Ofsted registered and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Learning outcome 1.1, 1.5 and 1.6
Georgina Young
45 Clapham Common Southside


Dear Nursery Manager,

I am writing in response to the job advertisement for the Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner. I gained my Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education on the 1st March 2011 at Lambeth College. Whilst at college, I did a placement in Lewin Pre-School for 2 years which I found very enjoyable.

I have always had a passion to work in early years and I am dedicated to doing my part in helping young children to grow and develop.

I have heard many positive reports about your nursery, and would like to do my bit. I have many skills which I think are important and essential in the early years setting. One of which is my communication. I am able to communicate well with parents and other staff members, as well as the children. I can write open and clear reports for parents so they can see how their children are developing and also involve the parents in helping us with their children's development. When communicating with children, I get down to their level so that they know I am interested in what they have to say to me, I also ask open questions to help their cognitive and communication development. Another of my skills is that I am always organised. When it comes to planning activities, I like to plan ahead to ensure that I have all the necessary resources needed and the support from other members of...