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Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice Cherry Tree Day Nursery

Early Years Apprentice training for level 3 Early Years Educator. Learning every aspect of duties, responsibilities and expectations for childcare sector. The Apprentice will be expected to undertake all duties on an induction phased timed table leading to training of all elements connected to the Early Years Educator apprenticeship, setting policies, procedures and ethos.

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Closing date: 16 Feb 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, Hours to work between 8am-6pm Attend college 1 day per week at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working with children, building knowledge of the EYFS and eventually take responsibility for your own small group of key children.
  • Implement planned and non-planned activities to develop children's emotional, physical, social and intellectual capabilities.
  •  Play with children in such a way that extends their learning personally, socially, morally, and intellectually, paying particular regards to their communication skills.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment,both indoors and outdoors at all times.
  • To help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times.

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


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 (

You will be required to complete Functional Skills mathematics and English (where applicable), Employment Rights and Responsibilities and British Values.

Location: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College -Filton Campus
Duration: 18-24 months.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On successful completion of apprenticeship a permanent full-time position will be offered

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent GCSE Maths and English (Grade GCSE's A*-C or 4-9) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or above) Desired

Things to consider

Travelling arrangements to setting, outskirts of Yate

About the employer

Cherry Tree Day Nursery registered in 1995. It operates from Yate, South Gloucestershire. The nursery is open each weekday from 8am to 6pm, for 51 weeks of the year. The nursery employs 10 members of staff. Childcare is offered to children aged from 3 months to 8 years. Ofsted inspected this childcare setting and rated it Good.


Cherry Tree Day Nursery





BS37 7LE

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Training provider



Amy Archer


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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