Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3 Surrey CHILTERN NURSERIES LTD

Our fantastic early years employer with 3 settings in Surrey - Sutton, Cheam and Ewell are actively seeking to expand their teams with Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentices. These are wonderful opportunities to work and gain a qualification in an Ofsted rated Excellent early years setting and also join Nescot College.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National minimum wage

  • Working week

    40 Hours per week Monday - Friday. Shifts between 7.30am and 6.30pm. Attend planned College days every other Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • We are looking for four friendly and caring individuals to join our family of nurseries as Early Years Educators 
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to start your career in a supportive, fun environment
  • Providing a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years
  • You will need to support the managers and team in the day to day running of the room including keeping children safe and following the early years foundation stage statutory framework
  • Supporting children in play and learning activities, everyday care routines such as meal and sleep times
  • Enhancing the environment with creative and exciting ideas
  • Observing and record keeping of children’s development and planning to meet their individual needs
  • Establishing positive relationships with parents and carers
  • Day release at College is required, where you will be supported by assessors to complete your coursework and work towards your Level 3 qualification

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

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • First Aid Training
  • College contact every other Friday at Nescot College, Ewell 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Typical job roles are nursery nurse, playworker, childminder, teaching assistant, educational support assistant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Chiltern Nurseries LTD was founded in 2002 by our Directors Emma and Gary Ward who were looking for childcare for their eldest son who is now 21. Since 2002 and opening Chiltern day Nursery we have opened 2 sister nurseries Glaisdale Day Nursery and Lynton House Day Nursery. We pride ourselves on being a home from home environment providing quality care for our children and families across all 3 of our sister nurseries. We have an extremely high succession rate within our apprenticeship program and staff who have progressed onto management level.







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Training provider



Hanna Roman



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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