Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship in Southampton Little Acorns Children's Day Nursery

This apprenticeship opportunity will offer you the chance to assist with learning and development of children from 0-5 years. This will give you a broad set of skills which you can then enhance as a practitioner on completion of your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    30 hours per week

    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

    30 hours per week - Monday to Friday (shifts to be confirmed with employer)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Creating warm, friendly, and stimulating atmosphere in which
    the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally
  • Creating and delivering activities
  • Assisting with the preparation and serving of snacks and
    refreshments taking care to ensure that allergies are managed
  • Assisting children with toilet and washing needs
  • Enthusiastically reading to children when required

Flexible working between Monday and Friday, paid lunchbreak, hot & cold drinks provided.

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

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%.

Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact. This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study. This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible!

On completion of this 18 month apprenticeship you will have gained a Level 3 Early Educator Qualification, a First Aid Qualification.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The intention of this apprenticeship is to offer a permanent position on completion to the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills


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

About the employer

At Little Acorns Day Nursery, our primary motivation is to guarantee the ongoing wellbeing, happiness and emotional nourishment of every child put into our care. Our top priority is to ensure the safe and comforting environment necessary to bring out every child’s fullest potential.


Little Acorns Children's Day Nursery


19 St. Johns Road, Hedge End


SO30 4AF

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2023