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Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice UNIVERSITY DAY NURSERY

Looking for a full -time Nursery apprentice to work in our pre-school Room, to work as part of a team in order to provide a supportive environment, so all individual children can play, develop and learn.

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Closing date: 02 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We are a living wage employer and have annual pay reviews. Excellent holiday entitlement including standard 28 days holiday, an extra 3 days for Christmas closure, 2 additional University closure days and extra annual leave for long service.

  • Working week

    40 hours per week between 8.30am and 5.30pm. One half day per week and a rota given a week in advance. Have to attend 1 day per week to college which would be at our Filton Campus.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • 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?

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Provide the children with a safe, secure, and home like environment.
  • Operate a key person system and liaise with parents, carers, and senior staff.
  • Plan, organise and implement a programme of activities to meet the needs of this age group and each individual child's needs and interests.
  • Work as part of a highly motivated and professional team.

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator standard.

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 a paediatric 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?

Career progression and lots of training opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical 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

Free uniform and paid lunch breaks. Employers contribute to company pension. We have no onsite parking available. Most staff walk, cycle or travel by bus. The current salary for 40hrs is £10,555 going to £10,982 in April.

About the employer

We are a unique setting providing childcare of the staff and students at the University. We are a charity and run by a strong management team and committee. We strive for fun, care and laughter whilst providing wonderful opportunities for the children in our care.







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Training provider



Amy Archer


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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