Qualifications in the early years and childcare sector

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Recognised qualifications

Recognised qualification requirements are set out in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

All providers working with children from birth to 5 years old must follow the regulations on qualified staff to child ratios. Providers must ensure staff have the appropriate full and relevant qualification to be counted in the ratios.

Check Early Years qualifications
Further information

Guide to recognised qualification levels to work in the early years and childcare sector

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