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Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship HIGHWAYS AT HAMSTREET

Want to work with children? Would you like to start your career in the Early Years sector? Join our enthusiastic and dedicated team at our OUTSTANDING nursery! As an Early Years Educator apprentice, you will learn how to nurture children in all areas of their development, how to provide a wide variety of stimulating activities and much, much more!

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,754.20 to £17,290.00

    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

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An Early Years Educator:

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Apprentices will complete the TQUK Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma.
  • Apprentices will complete the Early Years Educator Standard
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment.
  • Apprentices will complete a paediatric first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework 
  • Apprentices will complete off the job training in the workplace for 20% of their working week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting
  • A Qualified Early Years Educator can go on to complete further study at level 5 or degree level (level 6)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Highways is a non-profit charity offering outstanding quality childcare and early years learning opportunities to children between the ages of 2 and 4 years.







TN26 2EA

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Training provider



Sonya McPherson-Hills


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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