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We are looking to fill a Level 3 Early Educator Apprentice role. This will be a full time position in a term-time only preschool, with a strong ethos of play based, child initiated learning.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2022

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

    9am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • The role will be to support childrens' development and learning in line with the early years foundation stage statutory framework
  • As an apprenctice, you will be mentored by a Primary school teacher to ensure consistency throughout the course
  • The apprentice will be expected to work as part of the pre-school team and undertake the role of key worker

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Teamwork 
  • Personable
  • Committed 

Personal qualities

  • Ability to be flexible
  • Hardworking
  • Adaptable

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

  • These could include further CPD and chances for promotion

Things to consider

  • The role will involve working across multiple locations

About the employer

A small friendly company that currently operates two seperate early years setting. One term time only preschool and one full time nursery. The company is owned and operated by a primary school teacher and a level 3 practitioner. The small company is friendly but provides many benefits of a larger company and staff turn over is low.  




1 Rosen Crescent



CM13 2TU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company

  • Over the course of 15 – 18 months (dependent upon the level of course an apprentice is being enrolled onto), you will study units such as health & safety in a childcare setting, holistic child development, safeguarding in a childcare setting, child development, communication with children, purposeful play and educational programmes, supporting children with special educational needs, collaborative working in early years childcare, wellbeing principles for children and at higher levels, child protection, data, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management (these modules may differ)
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 2 or 3 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Early Years
  • If you do not hold GCSE maths & English (or equivalent), these will be delivered alongside the apprenticeship programme
  • Our delivery of training is through blended learning. Supported by one of our sector specialist tutors, they will deliver teaching sessions using various methods including face to face teaching, Skype, Facetime, telephone and peer virtual classroom whilst using our interactive multi-sensory teaching resources. Teaching sessions are normally bi-weekly or monthly, depending on the learner’s preferred learning style. Additionally, the tutor will provide the support required to ensure the learner enjoys and ultimately successfully achieves their goals and completes their training. We want learners to feel that our team are approachable at any stage of their learning journey
  • You will initially take an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly. We ensure that you stay on track to complete your programme on time by managing your expectations through our state-of-the-art e-portfolio system. At the end of your programme, your learnt knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by an independent assessor in your end point assessment (EPA)
  • As part of the apprenticeship, alongside your job role, 20% of your time in work must be dedicated to developing new skills. This can be any time devoted to learning and improving new skills without interruption

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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