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Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice TIDDLERS DAY NURSERY LTD

Working alongside an experienced team to provide high quality child care for babies/ toddlers and/or Pre School aged children. You will have the opportunity to role model practitioners who are highly qualified and have years of experience in the Early Years. You will help create a safe, fun environment for the children to learn and play in.

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Closing date: 10 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

    Monday - Friday between 8.00am-6.00pm this includes attending college 1 day per week at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Filton Campus

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Every day is different! Tiddlers is a great place to work with a fun, well established team. We have two sites in Saltford and are looking for an enthusiastic, committed apprentice who can join our team
  • We will provide a mentor to support you whilst you do on the job training and assist you with course work
  • Early years practitioners provide the best possible care for children aged from birth to 5 years according to their needs and abilities
  • You will be trained in welfare standards and the EYFS
  • As an apprentice you will get involved in setting up and planning activities that link to the child’s interests and start to learn how progress is made in their development
  • Reading stories, making play dough, painting, water and sand play, glup, sensory areas, home corners, singing, nursery rhymes and construction are just a few of things you will be doing each day
  • We want our apprentice to grow into an excellent practitioner that will achieve their full potential and grow their career with us
  • Senior roles such as room leaders become available or you may wish to get involved in a SEND role or management

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship 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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of apprenticeship, full-time permanent postion available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation 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

Things to consider

Having the right attitude, work ethic and commitment to your education as well as your employment are essential requirements to this role. Tiddlers in based between Bath and Bristol on the main A4. Great access to bus service.

About the employer

Tiddlers Day Nursery opened in March 1997 and has been at the heart of Early Years care in Saltford ever since. We cater for babies and Toddlers at our nursery setting on Bath Road, Saltford and pre-school children at our pre-school setting within the grounds of Saltford Primary School. All staff have early year's qualifications and regularly update these to keep their knowledge fresh and with the most modern thinking in child care at their fingertips. We are a very friendly, happy nursery, pre-school and Chuckles and are proud of the service and care that we provide. Each room is equipped with its own age related equipment and resources to ensure the environment your child plays in meets all their needs. We believe strongly in working with parents and carers of all the children who attend our nursery, pre-school and Chuckles and welcome all your comments and suggestions. Tiddlers aim to meet the emotional & social needs of the children and to offer appropriate care & stimulation, to prepare them for early year’s curriculum. The equipment, activities & routines have been selected to give the best possible care, & encourage all areas of development in all children. 'To provide the highest quality of care and education in a warm, loving and safe environment’ The building is light, airy & spacious, clean & secure meeting the health & safety Regulations.







BS31 3DS

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Training provider



Amy Archer


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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