Level 3 Early Years Educator apprentice BLOSSOM TREE MONTESSORI LTD

We are looking for a motivated and hard-working individual looking to start their career in early years childcare to join our team. This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to work with all age groups.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    £4.81 to £9.50

    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, Either 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for a motivated and hard-working individual looking to start their career in early years childcare to join our team. This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to work with all age groups. We are located on a beautiful farm, close to a number of transport routes, including bus stops and the Underground station.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the team with care duties of the Children
  • Act as a buddy for a Key Person, supporting with the Montessori and EYFS framework
  • Ensuring the Children are happy to play in a happy and stimulating environment
  • Communicate to all members of the room and the room leader
  • Be flexible within the setting and able to follow instructions
  • To undertake any further training requested by the nursery and maintain renewal dates
  • To keep up to date with any safeguarding training and report any concerns regarding a child in the nursery to the Safeguarding
  • Officer of the nursery
  • To be flexible and adaptable, to assist in all areas of nursery work and to provide support for other members of staff
  • To attend staff meetings and training courses/events as requested
  • To work as part of the team and contribute positively to the staff team. To provide a role model of good practice to other members of staff
  • To go about your duties with a positive and enthusiastic attitude – to be organised, efficient, confident, hardworking and conscientious

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator:

Over the course of 15 – 18 months (dependent upon the level of course an apprentice is being enrolled onto), you will study units such as health & safety in a childcare setting, holistic child development, safeguarding in a childcare setting, child development, communication with children, purposeful play and educational programmes, supporting children with special educational needs, collaborative working in early years childcare, wellbeing principles for children and at higher levels, child protection, data, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management (these modules may differ).

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 2 or 3 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Early Years.

We and our employer partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, so a DBS check will be required for this role. To make you aware, this position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared, and you will be asked about these during the recruitment process.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • More opportunities to progress in Early Years

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Benefits: • The opportunity to work with and receive full training from our Head Chef who has 30 years experience. • 28 days holiday per year including 2 days at Easter, 5 days at Christmas, bank holidays and the remaining to take in your own time. • One extra day’s holiday per year increasing with each year of service. • One day’s extra holiday on your birthday each year! • Christmas bonus • Pension scheme • Free uniform • In house training and opportunities to complete further qualifications • Complimentary team building activities. • Staff childcare discount. • Paid DBS with a requirement for you to pay £13 each year for the Update Service.

About the employer

Blossom Tree Montessori has been built, furnished and equipped to the highest standards. We have created beautiful and stimulating learning environments to give children the best surroundings in which to learn and thrive. Simple unobtrusive surroundings and a wide range of learning resources create the right environment for children to play, learn and grow.




Joel Street Farm

Joel Street

Northwood Hills


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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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