Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice BARNKIDS LTD

We believe a career in childcare is extremely rewarding and what better way to start this journey than as part of the team where their Apprenticeship Programme offers much more than just a job. You will be a highly trained professional who plays a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

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

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Open from 7.30am - 6.00pm, days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Educator, you will join our specialist apprenticeship programme which will provide you with hands-on experience across all of our age groups both in the rooms and out at Forest School, as well as dedicated study time. With the support of your mentor, you will learn the skills you need to qualify as a confident, experienced childcare educator.

Day to day you will:

  • Learn from and support your team in the delivery of basic childcare routines, for example welcoming children into the setting, mealtimes, sleep and basic care
  • Have fun with the children, helping them to learn through play
  • Enjoy undertaking learning opportunities through internal and external training courses
  • Build on your knowledge of child development by planning activities to challenge and stimulate children of different age groups

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

  • Full training to be provided by Professional Training Solutions in partnership with Barnkids
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • 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
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Ongoing employment as Nursery Educator with great salary and benefits once qualified

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Non judgemental, punctuality, Positive Attitude, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired

About the employer

Barnkids – children’s nursery, after school club and holiday club with onsite Forest School in Chiddingfold, Surrey. We are located on a magical site surrounded by open countryside where children’s imaginations are free to run wild. We believe in supporting and developing children’s creativity and connection with the great outdoors by providing education and teaching based on play and exploration.








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Training provider



Lucy Traversari



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: 23 Jun 2023