Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Y M C A

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: 05 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    Early Years Apprentice - £5.28 per hour Early Years Practitioner Unqualified - £10.42 per hour Early Years Practitioner Level 2 - £10.92 Early Years Educator Level 3 - £11.13 If it’s term time only it will be hour rate x 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

    Monday - Thursday, 7.30am - 5.00pm and Friday, 7.30 - 4.00pm Term Time only with the option to work all year round.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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
  • You will work as part of a team planning, monitoring and evaluating activities for children from birth to approximately five years of age
  • Ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of the children in the room at all times is essential
  • To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals

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

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship
  • NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (EYE)
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid OR Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Apprentices will achieve an EYE qualification which has been approved to count towards the EYFS level 3 child: staff ratios

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • It is up to you what you do when you have finished your apprenticeship. There may be an opportunity to stay on at the same company and progress to the next level of apprenticeship or you may want to look for a new job or professional development opportunity

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


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

About the employer

We are a small and intimate setting that gives children a warm, home feeling and allows staff to gain a fantastic relationship with the children and parents. We have our own outdoor space which gives children ample opportunities to explore and learn, through a Play-based, Child Led curriculum which focuses upon being outdoors. We offer extra-curricular activities, such as football coaching, wellness Wednesday, forest school Friday and specialist math teaching. For more info, visit our web below.




Westfield Drive


BS48 3NG

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Training provider



Courtney Pring


0117 235 5256

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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