Early Years Educator Apprentice THE VILLAGE COMMUNITY NURSERY

You must be approachable, caring and have a passion for working with children; be a reliable member of the team, work co-operatively with others and be flexible to the needs of the children and the setting. The right candidate must be prepared to undertake professional development as required and demonstrate a high level of honesty and integrity. The role includes developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development, delivering a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0- 5years and to be responsible for any tasks delegated by the nursery manager.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 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 to Friday, shift pattern between 7.30am-6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0- 5years
  • To ensure that the setting is a safe environment for children, staff and others
  • To help to develop and maintain good relationships and communications with parents / teachers and nursery staff to facilitate day to day caring needs
  • To developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the nursery manager
  • Liaising with parents in an upbeat and friendly manner

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

Early Years Educator Level 3 (an industry recognised Qualification) delivered via monthly tutor led workshops (a combination of face to face and live, virtual 2-3 hour sessions) self-led study (assignments, worksheets, projects) and blended learning and development activities, all, within the workplace.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

HOW does an Apprenticeship work? As an Apprentice, you will be employed, just like anyone else in the organisation, the difference is that you will be studying towards a qualification, whilst you work. You’ll spend a minimum of 6 hours a week (of your total working hours) in a number of different Training, Learning & Development Activities that all develop your Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours in line with your Apprenticeship Qualification. These will include (for example) staff meetings, online courses, shadowing other team members, as well as a monthly study workshop) basically a lesson, with your Tutor, lasting between 3 and 5 hours, during which you will be taught a particular subject / topic / module. Please NOTE: your lesson is delivered REMOTELY, and so there is no requirement for you to attend any other location other than your place of work. Any work that you are set within this session is then expected to be complete for the next month’s session. You will be given time each week to do this within your working day - so NO homework!! This will all prepare you for your End Point Assessment (EPA) once you have completed all the learning required. As CT Skills is a Training Provider, all our vacancies are for immediate start (NOT September!) so please consider this when you are applying. Things to consider: Your application via The Government Apprenticeship website, is the 1st stage of CT Skills’ (Training Provider) Apprenticeship Application Process. If your application is shown as ‘successful’ this means that you have passed the first stage of our application process and will receive an email requesting your latest CV from a member of our recruitment team. You will need to check your emails and junk/spam folder for this. Once we have received your CV, you will be contacted by a member of our team to take your application further.

About the employer

About The Employer: The Village Community Nursery is a long established nursery since 2001 with a GOOD Ofsted rating. They look after children aged 1-11 years and have a superb outside play area! They have qualified and caring staff who also run the breakfast and after school clubs for the children. About the Team: 7 members of staff within the setting with 2 Deputy’s one in charge of baby room and one in charge or pre-school –apprentice will be desired to work with children 1-5 years.







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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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