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Working with young children, encouraging them to develop their social awareness, learn about their environment through play while ensuring individuals needs are met while promoting their welfare.

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Closing date: 19 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - 8am to 3pm Tuesday 8:15 am to 6pm Thursday 8:15am to 6pm Friday 8:15am to 12:15pm

    Total hours per week: 31.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Encouraging young children to enjoy learning about their environment through play and activities.
  • Encouraging the development of social awareness through interactions with other children.
  • Preparing exciting lessons that make use of visual prompts, audio and colour.
  • Teaching children basic learning tools, such as recognising numbers, shapes, colours or naming everyday objects.
  • Ensuring that children are collected each day by their designated parents, relatives or carers.
  • Ensuring that classrooms and outside play areas are child-friendly and safe.
  • Keeping up to date with early years learning developments, including new activities to try in classes or new styles of teaching.
  • Completing online observations of Key Children.
  • Planning within the team for their designated classroom.
  • Notifying parents of positive progress and suggesting ways to overcome early development problems.

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

Working towards completing Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship standard. Work based learning to achieve Early Years Educator Qualification with occasional workshops at Hertford Regional College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C (9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C (9-4)) Essential

Things to consider

8.15am starts with some 6pm finishes however, only apprentices over the age of 18 will work these hours. Hours can be amended for 16-18 year olds.

About the employer

We are a brand new nursery that will be following the same ethos as our Willow Brook Nursery in Hatfield. We are situated in the middle of a field with woodland and a river behind us. We are open from Monday-Friday all year round and have the capacity for 22 children aged from 3months-4yrs.




Park Pavilion



EN10 7AU

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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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