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Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentice at Sandbrook Community Playgroup Sandbrook Community Playgroup

Purpose of the role: To work as part of the playgroup team under the direction of the Manager to provide safe, high quality education and care for young children. To maintain a stimulating and enjoyable environment. Will be given key children when considered to have enough experience.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 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

    Term time only - 8.45am to 5.15pm on Mondays and 8.45am to 4.15pm Tuesdays to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To teach children, offering a high level of support and stimulation
  • To monitor and evaluate children’s learning through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies
  • To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports for parents and other professionals on children’s achievements progress and related matters
  • To act as a key person to children who attend the playgroup, liaising closely with parents/carers and ensuring that each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • Oversee the induction and settling in process for new children and their families.
  • To advise the Playgroup Manager of any concerns for example about children, safeguarding, parents/carers or the safety of equipment preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans
  • To promote the inclusion of all children
  • To meet the physical needs of children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene whilst promoting independence
  • To provide support for the children’s emotional and social needs by implementing the principles of the playgroup Behaviour Policy and role modelling high standards in all aspects of their role and personal conduct
  • To accompany children on trips and visits as required
  • To support children with their toileting needs and to change nappies as required
  • To support the playgroup’s commitment on safeguarding children
  • To attend staff meetings as required and input ideas
  • To attend training courses and meetings as required and participate in performance development
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff
  • To keep up-to-date with good practice and be proactive in the continuation of personal  learning to improve outcomes for children and their families
  • To have a clear knowledge of and adhere to all health and safety regulations
  • To comply and assist with the development of policies and procedures
  • Keep and monitor accident, incident and risk assessment records
  • To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures
  • To use own initiative and to work as part of a team
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Deputy Manager or Manager in accordance with the Playgroup objectives
  • To be flexible in hours and duties in order to meet the needs and requirements of the playgroup

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

  • An apprenticeship is a job with training which enables you to earn while you learn
  • The apprentice standard consists of core knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to the job role
  • It is delivered in partnership with the employer via a blended approach and the apprentice will spend 20% of their time in off the job training during paid working hours
  • Prior to completion, the apprentice will undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA). This consists of a portfolio of evidence, a professional discussion and a knowledge test, a pass or distinction is achievable
  • Functional Skills, maths and English, are an integral to completion of the apprenticeship. The apprentice will achieve these qualifications as part of the apprenticeships, if not previously gained
  • Along with the apprenticeship standard, the apprentice will also achieve a Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are a small setting so can't guarantee a permanent position on completion but the right candidate could complete Level 3 training with us and, hopefully there might be a permanent role available after that.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or Equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

DBS will be required

About the employer

Sandbrook is a high quality community playgroup where children enjoy playing and learning safely with other children and where parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s early education. We offer support to families and give children a good foundation for getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood.


Sandbrook Community Playgroup


85 Sandbrook Road


N16 0SL


Intake Team

01543 711153

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023