Those who already hold early years professional status will be recognised as the equivalent of early years teachers.
Early years teachers are specialists in early childhood development. They are trained to work with babies and young children from birth to 5 years. They support and lead staff in early years settings, including early years educators.
They meet the same entry requirements and pass the same skills tests as trainee primary school teachers.
Essex TT only offers FS/KS1 (age 3 – 7) as a route within the primary teacher training programme. If you wish to work in an early years setting for 0 – 5 specifically you will then need to complete an Early Years initial teacher training (ITT) course, which will lead to the award of Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).
Essex TT do not offer Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) only the award of QTS within the age range 3-7.