Comply with the Statutory Framework

We understand the importance of complying with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Every child should receive the best possible start in life and the guidance needed to help them reach their full potential.

As a result, we embed the Framework into everything we teach and do at Connect2Care.

At Connect2Care, we appreciate how active and fast-paced the early years sector can be on a day-to-day basis. That’s why we get to know how your setting operates to tailor the learner journey to suit the needs and quirks of your unique environment.


Meet safeguarding and welfare requirements

When taking on a new apprentice, meeting and understanding safeguarding and welfare standards will form an essential part of their learning. That’s why we’ve integrated the Framework requirements into all of our apprenticeship modules.

We’ll work in partnership with you to implement safe recruitment practices. Followed by a walk, talk and show session to ensure your apprentice appreciates the health and safety requirements of your setting.

As part of all our early years apprenticeships, learners will gain a toolkit of techniques to manage challenging behaviour. They’ll learn about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and the importance of confidentiality. And be able to identify safeguarding concerns and create an inclusive environment, whilst taking into consideration the policies and procedures of your setting.

At Connect2Care, we also offer the above training in the form of Short Courses to provide qualified early years workers with Continuing Professional Development certified learning.


Improve Ofsted ratings

During your Ofsted inspection, you’ll be assessed to ensure your setting operates in line with both the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

To help your setting meet the Ofsted EIF, apprentices will learn to spot moments of particular intrigue in each child and embrace ‘in the moment planning’, using the child’s new interest as a basis for further learning.

Connect2Care’s learners will develop their understanding to provide a safe and stimulating environment that creates plentiful opportunities for enrichment. They’ll also learn to recognise when adaptations to meet an individual child’s needs are required.

We encourage our apprentices to identify ‘cultural capital’ in their setting, an essential cog within the Ofsted EIF. Our learners will be able to recognise and articulate how each fragment of a child’s learning joins together to prepare them for the next stage in their education.


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