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Early Years Educator Apprentice CASTLE HOUSE SCHOOL TRUST LTD

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Castle House School Nursery as an Apprentice Early Years Educator. This would ideally suit someone looking to move from a L2 to a L3 qualification. You will plan, prepare and deliver activities to meet children’s individual needs.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 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, 8 hrs per day with half an hour unpaid break on a rota between 7.45am and 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The setting offers a warm and welcoming nurturing learning environment for all children from the age of 2, although we are now in the planning stage of expanding the nursery to include children from the age of 6 weeks. All our staff are hardworking and dedicated to their role in supporting the children and their families

Duties include:

  • Care and supervision of children assisting with their physical, emotional and development needs
  • Plan, prepare and deliver activities to meet children’s individual needs
  • Observe and record observations of children's learning and development
  • Establish good relationships with children, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately by being a key person
  • Gather evidence of children’s learning and produce learning journals
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children
  • Encourage children to interact with others and engage in activities
  • Work as part of a team
  • Follow and adhere to nursery policies and procedures including child protection policies

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

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification
  • A mix of day release and assessor visits 
  • Mandatory training which covers Paediatric first aid

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there is the potential to move on to full employment within our organisation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Castle House is a special place where all children are nurtured to learn and inspired to succeed. It is also a school where creativity and sport are highly valued. Our team of highly talented teachers and support staff strive to bring out the very best in every child within the context of a safe, happy and nurturing environment. A love of discovery, the ability to face a challenge and an appreciation of non-material experiences permeate all aspects of our work. As Headteacher I aim to ensure that every child who leaves Castle House at eleven looks back on their time with us as special and as an experience to be cherished. The ages of 2 to 11 are fundamental in building the foundations of all future learning. At Castle House we embrace the very best of the modern world whilst keeping a weather eye on the past. We believe that a book is as important as the iPad. We have small class groups within which we support and stretch each and every pupil. We expect and achieve the highest standards of which every child is capable, not only in English and Mathematics, which form the backbone of our curriculum, but across all other areas of experience be they academic, physical, social, moral, or cultural. We seek to nurture talent. If your child is a gymnast, a swimmer, a rugby player, a singer, an actor or anything else that makes him/her unique we will embrace and seek to develop that talent further. The children of Castle House are our best ambassadors and as such are proud to show off their school to visitors; be they prospective parents, representatives of outside agencies or visiting dignitaries, they offer a warm welcome to all.







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Training provider



Elliot Evlyn-Bufton

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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