Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)

National Professional Qualification in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)

We are delighted to be partnering with Teach First to deliver this programme.

  • Target Audience: For leaders qualified to at least level 3 who are, or are aspiring to be, a nursery manager, headteacher of a school-based or maintained nursery, or registered childminder with leadership responsibilities. Settings must be Ofsted registered. 
  • Course Length: 18 months, plus 3 months for assessment period
  • Programme start dates: October 2024
  • Brochure: Teach First

What will I learn?

You will broaden your leadership knowledge and gain the specialist expertise needed to tackle your organisation’s improvement priorities with content covering the breadth of knowledge you need as a leader. Teach First's content is informed by the best and most recent evidence and developed with input from serving leaders and subject-matter experts.

Modules are still being confirmed but will include core elements of the framework:

  • Culture
  • Child development, curriculum and assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Additional and special educational needs
  • Professional development
  • Organisational management
  • Implementation
  • Working in partnership

Programme Breakdown

Your Learning Journey

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQEYL is delivered using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and conferences.

How will I benefit?

Over 18 months, you will:

  • Get the tools to establish and - more importantly - sustain your organisation’s strategic direction. Learn how to create an effective culture and align your staff in your setting’s mission.
  • Create a thriving environment in which all staff feel supported and valued with opportunities to develop.
  • Become part of a community of leaders across Early Years settings and contexts and learn how they faced and overcame similar challenges.                                                                             

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