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Apprentice Early Years Educator Willows Farm Day Nursery Ltd

To develop and maintain the day to day organising and functionality of the setting provisions. To provide a happy safe, secure and stimulating environment in which the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and psychological development of the children is taken in to full account.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will be required to following out the following: 

  • To support the day to day responsibility for the efficient running of the setting facility
  • To ensure that developmental records for your key group are kept up to date
  • To support your colleagues and work as part of a team in providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all children. (Ages range from 6 weeks to 13 years dependent on setting)
  • To assist in the development of an attractive stimulating range of equipment, activities and displays relevant to the age and needs of the children in the setting, which encourage independence, self motivation and eagerness to learn
  • To treat information of matters relating to the work within the setting as confidential
  • To ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene and welfare whilst maintaining adequate supervision of the conduct of the children attending the setting
  • To ensure company policies and procedures are followed at all times
  • To help support the management team to ensure that the Ofsted standards including EYFS is followed at all times
  • To support the management team in striving to deliver an outstanding setting
  • Any other duties that may be required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous day nursery experience
  • Childcare experience

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Nurturing
  • Caring
  • Willingness to learn and develop

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalents in Maths and English

Future prospects

  • Possibility of gaining a full time working contract upon successful completion of apprenticeship programme

Things to consider

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Fresh air, nature based play and farm animals are aplenty at Willows Farm Day Nursery and Pre-School, set amidst the grounds of Willows Activity Farm.

  •  Ofsted registered childcare
  •  From 6 weeks to 5 years old
  •  Regular parent meetings
  •  Access to Willows Activity Farm
  •  Funded places available in Pre-school
  •  Countryside location at award winning farm attraction
  •  Purpose built nursery
  •  Healthy and nutritious meals made onsite
  •  Willows Members discount
  •  Online Learning Journal
  •  Open 7.00am to 7.00pm
  •  Qualified and experienced staff
  •  Structured educational play
  •  All childcare vouchers accepted
  •  Free formula milk for babies


Willows Farm Day Nursery Ltd


Courses Road



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Training provider

Education and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Education and Skills


Steph Jones

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years

This qualification is structured around the following four themes:

  • Health and well-being
  • Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Professional development

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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