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Apprentice Early Years Educator Wonderworks Pre-School

This is a great opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in building a career in childcare to develop their knowledge and skills whilst working within a friendly and supportive setting. Wonderworks Preschool provide full training and support for the successful candidate to achieve their Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 23 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Monday - Friday, term time only.8.00am - 3.00pm, (30 minute unpaid lunch break per day)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice your role will require you to:

  • Ensure children are supported within a safe and caring
    environment, under close staff supervision
  • Assist staff to ensure children’s individual care plans, need
    and routines are met
  • Provide and support stimulating activities to enhance
    children’s development
  • Interact positively with children, parents, visitors and other
    staff members
  • Make a positive contribution towards new ideas for
    activities and displays
  • Carry out domestic duties to ensure the smooth running of
    the setting
  • Meeting and greeting of children and parents
  • Assisting children at mealtimes and preparing a hygienic
  • Help to provide children with stimulating activities that
    relate to their interests, and which promote development
    linking to the Early Years Foundation Stage

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

The qualification you will gain is Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2 in
    maths and English, must achieve these prior to end point
  • Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be
    planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet
    the individual needs of the apprentice
  • The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job
    activities and training
  • On the job and off the job training will be delivered in the

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The opportunity for ongoing permanent employment upon
    successful completion of the Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Trustworthy, Empathetic, Good work ethic, Desire to achieve, Willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 - 9 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4 - 9 or equivalent) Essential
Other Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider the location of this vacancy and whether you can realistically travel there daily.

About the employer

We are an inclusive Preschool, who create a home from home atmosphere. We take children 2-5 years and are open term time, 9 till 3 weekdays.


Wonderworks Pre-School





DE21 6LN

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Training provider



Learner Engagement Team

0330 002 6266

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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