Level 3 Early Years Apprentice Westward Nursery School

This is an exciting opportunity to join Westwards nursery school and their friendly team. You will plan and lead outdoor and indoor activities while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children. Creating learning journeys and recording the progress of designated key children.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 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 or 4 days per week Monday - Friday with 1 day off

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To prepare and supervise suitable activities in accordance with the EYFS and children’s needs and interests.

  • To implement, support parents and children with the daily routine in the room.

  • To ensure observations and parental communication is updated on Tapestry in good time.

  • To help in planning, updating group observation sheets daily and recording focus child observations.

  • To evaluate the EYFS curriculum and ensure learning objectives are met.

  • To assess and record the progress of designated key children to our required standard.

  • To create learning journeys of high standards on time on Tapestry.

  • To take responsibility for the physical needs of the children, as necessary. Planning and leading outdoor and indoor physical activities.

  • Work to in the moment planning and develop daily activities based on the interests, events, celebrations and the room’s curriculum.

  • To promote children’s emotional well-being as per nursery policy

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


  • L3 Apprenticeships Standard in Early Years Educator
  • L3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
  • L2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if required)
  • L3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

  • A knowledge test - Multiple Choice test
  • A professional discussion underpinned by the portfolio

Delivery Method

  • A mixture of blended learning in the work place and taught delivery every other Friday at Loughborough College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once Level 3 has been completed there will be an offer a full time role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Childcare Qualification (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

Established in 1961, Westwards Nursery School is the oldest nursery in the area. Based in a beautiful Victorian house, we provide a home away from home environment, which is naturally relaxing, warm and friendly. With our highly qualified staff team our aim is to provide quality day care provision for children and their families. Our curriculum enables each unique child to develop to their full potential within a safe, caring, and fun environment. Our established Forest School supports our outdoor learning ethos and encourages independent and confident learners, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland environment. Our early years provision starts as young as 3 months until children are ready to leave for school.


Westward Nursery School




LE11 2DT

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Training provider



Sophia Cleaver


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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