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Early Years Educator Apprentice Tweeddale Childrens Centre

To support the day to day running of setting. Plan and carry out child initiated and adult led play activities supporting children’s individual needs and interests.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    30 Hours per week, days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Plan and carry out child initiated and adult led play activities supporting children’s individual needs and interests
  • Provide play activities which encourage and promote children’s numeracy, literacy and language development
  • Undertake the role of the key person to help children feel safe, secure and valued
  • Carries out observations and use these effectively to understand the changing needs of their individual key children and plan for the interests in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Carry out care routines such as nappy changing, toileting, hand washing and feeding routines with care, respect and compassion
  • Work in partnership with other professionals, parents, colleagues and children to meet the individual needs of children
  • Ensure the welfare, well-being and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
  • Take an active role in seeking out Continuous Professional Development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
  • Support children who are experiencing transitions such as moving to school or birth of a sibling, using your knowledge of the children to support them
  • Take an active part in the completion of their apprenticeship, meeting deadlines set by their Trainer Assessor and working with the dedicated mentor to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way to ensure all children have equal access to opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Time management skills

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivation
  • Passionate
  • Empathetic
  • Kind
  • Caring

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of Level 1 or 2 in Childcare
  • GCSE grade A*-C or 9-4 or equivalent qualifications in English, Maths but this can be done through functional skills if required

Future prospects

  • At the end of the apprenticeship you will be a highly trained Early Years Educator
  • Depending on the setting in which you work you could progress onto becoming a room leader or taking on additional specialisms such as Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator or the Designated Safeguarding Lead

Things to consider

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the employers
safer recruitment process.

About the employer

Realise are a top training provider specialising in government funded training programmes. We have a professional and skilled team of industry experts ready to listen to your needs and support you. From the moment you get in touch with us, you’ll be supported by our friendly experts. In addition, you will also benefit from webinars with industry experts such as Laura Henry-Allain, Anna Ephgrave and The Curiosity Approach. Our experts have designed a bespoke programme which we’re confident will provide you with the core skills that you need to work effectively within an early year setting. We have even partnered with Noodle Now! to support your ongoing professional development and offer access to over 90short courses.


Tweeddale Childrens Centre



Tweeddale Road



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Training provider

Realise Apprenticeships Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Realise Apprenticeships Limited


Joanne Norford 0333 444 3973

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Tweeddale Play Centre will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

If successful, you will complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship programme,
delivered through Tweeddale Play Centre dedicated training provider, Realise.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2021