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Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentice PLAY STATION NURSERY LTD

Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment, recording observations and carrying out activities with the children, which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within the early learning years sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

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Closing date: 02 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 to Friday shifts can range from 8am-6pm, this will be discussed at interview. Attend college 1 day a week for training, this will be at our Filton Campus attend occasional meetings may be after hours.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties:                                                                                     

  • Working with children, building knowledge of the EYFS and eventually take responsibility for your own small group of key children.
  • Recording observations and carrying out reports if needed.
  • Work alongside and in collaboration with colleagues and senior members of staff ensure high quality provision for all children.
  • Undertake certain domestic jobs in addition to ensuring high standards of everyday health and safety that might include preparation of afternoon tea and cleaning the kitchen and dining equipment after mealtimes.
  • 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.
  • Maintain the safety and security of children within the childcare setting and on outings without fail and at all times.
  • Support the protection of children from abuse; be vigilant for signs of abuse and record any concerns whilst ensuring your room leader and senior staff members are aware of your concerns and your documentation of them.
  • Document and share your concerns without delay.
  • Your concerns may lay within the setting.
  • Applicant will be expected to provide meaningful learning experiences for children, have a natural ability to extend and adapt play in the moment to support their interests.
  • Applicants will have opportunity to work alongside highly experienced staff who are supporting children with SEN, EAL as well the other children who also have their needs supported.
  • They will need to enjoy working with all ages and be able to cope with the pressures and stresses of the role.
  • As a nursery we like to support our staff into new and roles and provide them with the guidance and support they need to do this.

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. 

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework.

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 months.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent full-time position within the nursery on completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, 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

Nursery is open 51 weeks of the year. Parking round the nursery is difficult as we are based in a school close. However, there is plenty of space on the adjoining road.

About the employer

We have been established for over 20 years but have recently moved to a new premise. We have 11 staff currently on role but we are looking to expand as we cannot take more children. Play Station Nursery runs three privately owned nurseries in Bristol. These consist of one long standing nursery provision for 0-5 year olds in Little Stoke, and generated provision for 2-5 year olds in Filton and one newly generated provision for 2-5 year olds in Mangotsfield. As parents ourselves we are very proud of our nurseries with their warm, caring, and friendly atmosphere. Play Station Nurseries aim to develop a partnership between parents, children, and the nursery in order to achieve the very best care and education for each individual child. We do more than simply teach our young children; we introduce them to the pleasure of learning, building their confidence through participating in daily activities and exploring their talents and interests.




School Close,

Stoke Lodge

BS34 6DW

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Training provider



Amy Archer


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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