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   CYPW children and young people's workforce
Welcome to a selection of pages that aim to support you in
your Early years professional development.

skip down to the level 3 units

Please know that the information you'll find here is not meant to replace your course provider's guidance ie. your tutor's, assessor's, nor work placement support, or that found in quantifiable resources such as sector endorsed papers, books and organisations - these are hugely valuable sources that should always be a learners first place of assistance.

The support offered on silkysteps is voluntary, it's based on personal experiences and is shared freely as a means of helping colleagues during times of need.

Please find out about plagiarism do not to copy & paste information from the internet and then present the work as your own. This risks invalidation. All the pages on silkysteps are indexed by search engines making it possible to locate original content. If you're stuck please don't take others work, contact your tutor or post on the forums for help.

About the forums
They are member led and internationally accessible. Replies are given where and when members can, human admin & moderation occurs daily. Registration is free although contributions speed up the authorisation to post. After registering the search page offers a way to find threads on specific unit criteria, enter words from a unit's individual assessments to look for them.

Use a sector endorsed handbook to guide your research - recommendations for which level 3 book, level 1 award books and level 2 certificate books on amazon.co.uk

Get to know the verbs you'll be using as a professional and understand which of the 4 home nations you work in as this affects where you go for relevant information.

The UK / United Kindgom's four home nation's are

EYFS 2014 - is the name of this nations early years framework
Inspectorate is OFSTED
Welfare standards of care are contained within the EYs framework document
National guidance - 2012 development matters
Nutritional guidance2012 Eat better start better - England children's food trust .org.uk
Foundation stage - name of this nations early years framework
Inspectorate ETI  
Minimum standards of care for children under 12
Nutritional guidance - 2013 Nutrition matters for early years - NI public health
 Pre-birth to three and curriculum for excellence - name of this nations early years frameworks
Inspectorate The Care Inspectorate
Care standards for Early Education and childcare for children up to the age of 16
Nutritional guidance - 2007 Nutritional guidance for Early Years - Scotland.gov.uk
--------------- Getting it right for every child scotland.gov.uk
Foundation phase - name of this nations early years framework
It is possible a setting could also be following the BTTM Birth to Three Matters framework that was superseded in England by the EYFS framework in 2008
- please download the BTTM framework and other materials here
Inspectorate EYSTN
National minimum standards of care for regulated childcare and children under 8
Nutritional guidance - 2009 Food and health guidelines Wales.gov.uk

Please also note that qualification unit numbers vary depending on the awarding body that your course provider is associated with  eg. Cache, City and Guilds, Edexcel, OCR - you can cross reference them here doing this will help you feel assured that any information you find is relevant even if codes & titles differ.

Looking for career advice?
Please only request advice on personal career pathways from suitably qualified career advisors.
National careers service gov.uk

CYPW level 3 units

yellow star SHC 31 - unit 051 - unit 8 Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and
                                                    young people’s settings

yellow star SHC 32 - unit 052 - unit  9 Engage in personal development in health, social care or childrens  
                                                    and young peoples settings

yellow star SHC 33 - unit 053 - unit 10 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or childrens
                                                    and young peoples settings

yellow star SHC 34 - unit 054 - unit 11 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or
                                                    children’s and young people’s settings

yellow star CYP 3.1 - unit 021 - unit 1 Understand child and young person development
yellow star CYP 3.2 - unit 022 - unit 2 Promote child and young person development
yellow star CYP 3.3 - unit 023 - unit 3 Understand how to safeguard the well-being of C&YP
yellow star CYP 3.4 - unit 027 - unit 4 Support children and young people’s health and safety
yellow star CYP 3.5 - unit 038 - unit 5 Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others
                                                   involved in their care

yellow star CYP 3.6 - unit 039 - unit 6 Working together for the benefit of children and young people
yellow star CYP 3.7 - unit 030 - unit 7 Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and YP

early years mandatory pathway
yellow star EYMP 1 - unit 064 - unit 12 Context and Principles for Early Years Provision
yellow star EYMP 2 - unit 065 - unit 13 Promote learning and development in the early years
yellow star EYMP 3 - unit 066 - unit 14 Promote children’s welfare and well being in the early years
yellow star EYMP 4 - unit 067 - unit 15 Professional practice in early years settings   
yellow star EYMP 5 - unit 068 - unit 16 Support children’s speech, language and communication

yellow star SCMP 1 Unit 1 Assessment and planning with children and young people
yellow star SCMP 2 Unit 2 Promote the well being and resilience of children and young people
yellow star SCMP 3 Unit 3 Professional practice in children and young people's settings

Optional units draw on the information you've already embedded through the core units. They build on that knowledge so that a greater depth is achieved in understanding specific areas, aspects or specialisms of an industry sector.

Please discuss which optionals would be the most suitable for you with your course provider as they need to reflect your area of involvement.

yellow star HSC 3045 CYPOP41 Unit 115 Promote positive behaviour

yellow star CYPOP 1 Work with babies and young children to promote their development and learning

yellow star CYPOP 2 care for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children

yellow star CYPOP 3 Lead and manage a community based early years setting

yellow star CYPOP 4 Promote young childrens physical activity and movement skills

yellow star CYPOP 5 Understand how to set up a home based child care childminding service

yellow star CYPOP 6 Support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements

yellow star CYPOP 7 promote creativitiy and creative learning in young people and children

yellow star CYPOP 14 unit 094 support children or young people to have positive relationships

yellow star CYPOP 15 Support positive practice with C&YP with speech, language & communication needs

yellow star CYPOP 16 Coordinate special educational needs provision

yellow star CYPOP 17 Understand the needs of C&YP who are vulnerable & experiencing poverty & disadvantage

yellow star CYPOP 22 Understand the speech, language & communication needs of C&YP with behavioural, social & emotional difficulties

yellow star CYPOP 24 support children & young people's speech, language & communication skills  

yellow star CYPOP 28 Work with parents to meet their children's needs

yellow star CYPOP 30 Support the creativity of children and young people

yellow star CYPOP 40 Engage parents in their children's early learning

yellow star CYPOP 41 Support postive behaviour

yellow star  CYPOP 42 Support care within fostering services for vulnerable children and young people

yellow star CYPOP 46 Promote children in early years settings acquiring a new language through immersion

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