You should apply online for the Early Years Statement service, using this website.
We will require the following documents:
- final certificate(s)
- certified translations of your documents if your documents are not in English.
- proof of name change, if your current name does not match the name on your qualification documents.
All documents should be clear colour scans or colour photographs of the original documents. If you upload black and white copies, we may ask for colour copies to be uploaded.
In addition to this, for any qualification(s) focused on early years education, we will also require the following:
- excerpts from your course content, for the modules relating to early years
- a self-certification form, completed by your training provider.
The self-certification form is used to compare your qualification against the Department for Education’s requirements for Early Years Educators/Practitioners. It should be filled out, stamped, and signed by your training provider. Make sure that your training provider has completed the form before applying for the Early Years Service.
If you are applying for the Early Years Educator (Level 3), the self-certification form can be downloaded here.
If you are applying for the Early Years Practitioner (Level 2), please email our Early Years team at [email protected] and we will send you the form to be completed by your training provider.
Once we have received all of the necessary documents and payment, we will aim to complete the service within 20 working days.