Early Years Educator (Childcare) Apprenticeship HAPPY DAYS CHILDCARE SERVICES LTD

Are you passionate about supporting children to have the best start to their education? If so and you are a motivated team player who is keen to learn then this could be the ideal role for you.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

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 - The nursery is open between 7am and 6pm. Your hours will be discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 May 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • You will work as part of team planning, monitoring, and evaluating activities for children aged from birth to 5 years of age
  • You will work within early years development guidelines
  • You will ensure their safeguarding and welfare and build positive relationships with the children, their families, colleagues, and external professionals

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

Level 3 Early years Educator apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme has a knowledge element which is delivered via 12 weekly twilight learning sessions at Derby Road campus in Mansfield, NG18 5BH. 

This programme includes Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.

This programme includes a Paediatric First Aid programme if not already covered as part of the induction process with the employer.

Aside from the 12 sessions at Derby Road, Mansfield, this is a work-based programme which means that all of your learning will take place on the site of your employment and within your contracted working hours. 

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills, and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of this level 3 apprenticeship, you will have a licence to practice. You will also have the entry requirements to progress onto either a level 4 or 5 qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Any apprenticeship offer will be subject to passing a DBS check.

About the employer

Happy Days Childcare in Hucknall is a small, friendly, family run nursery that offers home from home learning. The staff are passionate about the welfare and development of children and place great emphasis on developing the skills and confidence children need to meet their full potential whilst providing a fun, safe and positive environment. The Nursery is bright and welcoming and has fantastic parent feedback.







NG15 7AH

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Training provider





01623 900469

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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