Childcare/Early Years Educator Apprentice Level 3 SHINE NURSERY LTD

To help and support key workers in their role and support children's activities and hygiene practices whilst following nursery policies and procedures. We are committed to safeguarding children and each team member must do the same.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 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

    Shifts to be confirmed. Between 30 and 40 hours per week. Monday to Friday - between 7:45am and 5:45pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The five main areas of this role are:

  • To provide outstanding care and learning for children within the nursery
  • To use your knowledge of child development to assess and plan for children’s progress
  • To make strong attachments with the children in your care to keep them safe, understand them and meet their needs
  • To form good relationships with parents and communicate well
  • To keep meticulous records detailing planning, evidence of progress and attainment

General Duties:

  • To provide outstanding standard of care and learning, supporting the personal, social and emotional development for children aged from 0 months to 4 years of age according to their individual needs
  • To have an excellent understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Early Years outcomes in order to be able to assess children accurately and plan exciting learning to help children make rapid progress
  • To ensure children have exciting learning opportunities and challenging interactions
  • To have excellent interpersonal skills and confidence in order to communicate effectively with parents
  • To work flexibly as part of a team
  • To be committed to self-reflection, improvement and training 

Key Areas:

  • Work with children
  • Team work
  • Observe and plan for children
  • Liaise with parents

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

Early Years Educator Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship Qualification

Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will not be required to attend Dudley College premises as the course is delivered in the workplace only.  An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification.

First Aid qualification.

English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. The requirements are detailed in the current version of the apprenticeship funding rules.

Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Please refer to the DfE list of approved EYE qualifications:

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment.  For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirements are Entry Level 3, and the British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for apprentices for whom this is their primary language.

Apprentices must successfully complete the Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We would like candidates that train would like to stay with us if a position becomes available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Happy, Hardworking, Honest, Caring nature


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English Language (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Childcare/Early Years Level 2 (Grade Pass or above) Essential

Things to consider

An enhanced DBS check will be required prior to start date. Additional Job Details: Safeguard all children within the nursery through adhering to and implementing the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedure. Assess children’s learning through observation and liaison with parents using Early Years Outcomes/ Development Matters. Plan exciting learning opportunities based on children’s assessments and next steps implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Create and maintain a safe and positive learning environment in partnership with the children. To keep accurate records of achievement on your key children to inform planning and to share with parents. Support children’s learning based upon their interests and individual learning styles. Work in partnership with parents to ensure children’s needs are met. Support all members of staff and engage in a good staff team and professional relationship. Liaise with and support parents and other family members. To attend all out of working hours activities, e.g. two training days a year, monthly staff meetings, parents' events and open days. To undergo continuous professional development, through the attendance of in-house and external training, including supervision and appraisals. To be flexible within working practices of nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc. Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the policies and procedures of the nursery are adhered to and implemented. Maintain a healthy and safe environment at all times indoors, outdoors and including trips/visits. Recording accidents/incidents on the relevant form; ensuring the manager has signed the report before the parent receives it. Ensure each child is collected by someone known to nursery following policy. To respect the confidentiality of information received. To ensure the consistent provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures, religious backgrounds and stages of development. Give guidance and support to others and report any practice that is not good or outstanding. Liaise with the Local Authority and other professionals associated with the Nursery. To follow the correct medication procedure. To understand and deliver outstanding practice.

About the employer

We are a day nursery that has been open for 3 years. We are rapidly building child numbers. We have gained a ‘good’ Ofsted judgement in May 2022 and we are striving to become ‘outstanding’. With this in mind, we want to create an experienced, knowledgeable team to help us achieve this. We provide support and training opportunities for our team.







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Training provider



Julie Perks

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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