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Childcare & Education - Early Years Educator Apprenticeship SEYMOUR HOUSE LTD.

Seymour House is offering you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn', working in one of our Ofsted Outstanding nurseries whilst becoming a qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator - without classrooms, student loans or tuition fees! You will be working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, helping support children’s play and nurture their development.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday on a rota basis. Working hours will fall within the opening hours of the nursery 7:00am - 6:00pm. Exact hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will be working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, helping support children’s play and nurture their development
  • You will be involved in organising activities, in the assessment and record keeping of children's learning and development and work in partnership with colleagues and parents
  • You will work alongside experienced Early Years Educators, have a dedicated Mentor and have the support of your fellow Apprentices

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

  • Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)
  • Qualification reference: 601/3890/7
  • Equivalent to A levels at grades A to E
  • This qualification provides the knowledge and skills required for Early Years Educators and meets the full and relevant criteria set by the National College for Teaching and Leadership
  • Including a First Aid qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We will support you to achieve your Level 3 Diploma, giving you qualified Early Years Educator status. 

From here, you can develop your career at Seymour House, opting for a managerial route or you can specialise in areas that excite you such as special educational needs, disability, speech and language.

The Level 3 Diploma can also be used as a stepping-stone towards:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership
  • Honours Degree in Early Years
  • Early Years Teacher (EYITT) or Primary Teacher (QTS)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Literature and / or Language (Grade at least C / grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade at least C / grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Founded in 1988, we have over 30 years' experience in care, education and preparing children for school. This history has enabled us to invest in our team, resources and environment to give children the best possible start. Our fantastic team of Educators and Teachers have achieved outstanding Ofsted judgements at all our ten nursery schools. Come and join our team, develop your personal and professional skills and help shape the next generation.




Seymour House

Lawn Lane




Emma Price

01206 258849

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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