Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice TORWOOD HOUSE SCHOOL LTD

Apprenticeship opportunity, earn whilst you learn! Come and join our team, learn and develop your knowledge about early years whilst gaining a qualification. The job will enable you to work with children 0-5 whilst training and working alongside other professionals.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    salary will increase after probation period or (experience and qualification dependent) £7.50 per hour – 37 hours - £14, 430.00

  • Working week

    Monday- Friday from 8am-6pm Attend college 1 day per week at the Filton Campus at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Organisational responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the children’s social and educational development. This involves assisting the team with planning and supervising activities including reading, art and craft, music and cooking
  • The Early Years Assistant is responsible for observing and monitoring children
  • Responsibility for assisting the team with the safety of the children is an important aspect of the work which includes physical care such as feeding, nappy changing, health and dietary requirements, welfare and safeguarding the children in your care
  • To deliver a service of the highest standard that will develop and improve each child’s quality of life
  • To respect each child as an individual, taking in its appropriate needs


  • To assist with providing a safe and learning environment by the risk assessments of the room, activities, toys, equipment and staff, to implement safety rules, in line with policies and procedures
  • To help provide an environment where enjoyment and fun are linked with discovery and learning
  • To assist within the room with planning and the preparation of resources and materials needed for planned Nursery activities, interest tables and displays to simulate communication and conversation
  • To support the Team within the room/nursery by cleaning, such as cleaning tables after meals, cleaning toys, equipment and keeping the room tidy. This may include kitchen, bathroom and staff areas
  • To assist with the care and maintenance of furniture, toys, equipment and resources, to monitor stock levels of consumables and to request items as may required


  • To establish positive relationships with all staff, by working in partnership with the children’s parents / guardians / carers and to undertake good and effective communications with everyone
  • As part of your training you may be required to share key person responsibilities  which is the main point of contact for the child and its parents, communication is essential on a daily bases for continuity of care 

Representation / liaison:

  • To value partnership and involvement with children and parents / guardians / carers in the curriculum and running of the Nursery in order to promote the child’s self-esteem. To support effective communications with all staff, parents / guardians / carers

General Duties:

  • To attend and contribute to staff meetings and organisational priorities such as SEN reviews, meetings with parents / guardians / carers
  • To participate in shared team planning on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • To participate in assessments of, and preparing reports on, children’s work and development
  • To contribute to the social and extra-curricular activities of the Nursery and assisting with their organisation as required
  • To leave the Nursery ready for the following session, ensuring that plans are ready to be implemented and resources are available
  • Abide by organisational policies and procedures
  • To work under supervision at all times
    May witness medication being administered
    To assist with the daily routine of a room, activities, planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • To assist with the care and education of the children in the room within a key person structure, promoting good practice and being a role model for other staff and children
  • To assist with the safeguarding and welfare of the children in the room at all times

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard:


Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirements are Entry Level 3, and the British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for apprentices for whom this is their primary language.

Apprentices must successfully complete a paediatric first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

You will be required to complete Functional Skills mathematics and English (where applicable), Employment Rights and Responsibilities and British Values.

Location: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus.

Duration: 18-24 months.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Opportunity to progress
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Further qualification opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade GCSE's A*-C or 4-9) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or above) Desired

Things to consider

Training program (minimum requirements) To actively participate in qualification Training Programmes, attending Professional Development activities as appropriate: • Safeguarding • Relevant First Aid 12-hour paediatric course • Manual Handling • Health and Hygiene To be flexible with working at other nursery locations (Westbury Park/Clifton Park/Torwood House School)

About the employer

We are a passionate and dedicated team caring for young children 0-5 years, located in Redland, Bristol. We are an inclusive employer who offers wide opportunity for progression, ongoing training and experience to develop your knowledge and experience. We are a team of mixed experience, qualification and individuality, what makes us special is we are passionate about tuning into everyone’s individual strengths and using them to enable children and staff to gain from this. Torwood Lodge Nursery and Torwood House School are part of the Daisychain Limited Bristol.







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Training provider



Amy Archer



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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