Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentice TOYBOX DAY NURSERY (BRISTOL) LIMITED

Early Years Educators work with and care for children from birth to 5 years. They play a massive role in supporting children to have the best start to their education. As an Early Years specialist, you will personally help to close the gap and increase the life chances of the children you work with.

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Closing date: 17 Apr 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. Minimum of 7 hours per day. Shifts will be between 8.00am - 6.00pm, 5 days per week. Attend college 1 day per week (Filton Campus).

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 May 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a recognised level 3 qualification

Main duties: 

  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active
  • Assisting and meeting the personal/emotional needs of individual needs of individual children - changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children
  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care/support to children, ensuring they take apart with day-to-day learning and play activities
  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well-presented.
    Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner
  • To contribute to high-quality caring environment for children, this includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
    Being able to understand and implement the setting's confidentiality policy
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment

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


  • 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 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).
  • 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
  • Duration: 18-24 months

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a permanent position within the nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade GCSE Grades A*-C or 4-9) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or above) Desired

Things to consider

Having the right attitude, work ethic and commitment to your education as well as your employment are essential requirements to the role.

About the employer

We are committed to providing the best possible start in life for every one of our children, and to ensure that every day is filled with LOVE and LAUGHTER. At Toybox Day Nursery, we strive to deliver the highest levels of childcare in a safe and secure environment, where children can play, learn, make new friends and above all, be HAPPY. We are located just off the high street in a beautiful, detached house close to the city centre. Our nursery rooms are separated into three age groups to ensure we meet the individual needs of our children at each stage of their journey with us. We are particularly proud of our beautiful garden, where we love to play all year round no matter what the weather may bring. Shaded by our protective large tree, our outdoor space is a great place to explore, interact, and exercise We also have an after-school club for children aged 5-8, for children who we collect from two local schools – St Ursula, and Henleaze infant school.




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Training provider



Amy Archer



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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