I work with children under three. Why can’t I use this work in my tasks?

I work with children under three. Why can’t I use this work in my tasks?

Individuals can only be accepted onto the HLTA programme if they work with children from age 3 in a statutory school setting, follow the National Curriculum or Foundation Stage and work under the guidance of a qualified teacher. Other specialist early years qualifications may be more appropriate for candidates working with under threes or in a non-statutory setting.