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Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship at Watery Lane Preschool, Minehead WATERY LANE PLAYGROUP

We are recruiting now for a Level 3 Early Years Apprentice to join our outstanding preschool. If you have recently completed a level 2 in Early Years or are looking to embark on a level 3 apprenticeship, this could be the role for you! You will be supporting the work and beliefs of the Preschool by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children.

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Closing date: 15 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

    9am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During this role your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging and interacting with children to promote their learning and development
  • Supporting the work and beliefs of the Preschool by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children
  • Maintaining records of key children (when appropriate)
  • Checking and implementing rota for activities and daily plans for deployment, activity objectives and special activities
  • Helping to set up activities
  • Being prepared to help when other areas of the Preschool may be short-staffed, or with domestic duties or other duties as specified by the Preschool Manager

As part of the apprenticeship you will also look closely at:

  • Ensuring high levels of safety are maintained
  • Ensuring that any information concerning children and families is kept confidential at all times
  • Having an awareness and understanding of the Preschool’s policies and their implementation

This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • First Aid
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment – Knowledge Test and Professional Discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of ongoing employment.

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Friendly, Reliable, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Watery Lane Preschool is a sessional provider of childcare and education for children aged 2-4. We aim to inspire curiosity, independence and a life-long love of learning. We are a small team that work closely together to achieve this. We also offer before and after school care for children up the age of nine.







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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft

07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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