Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship at Taunton Opportunity Group, Taunton THE TAUNTON OPPORTUNITY GROUP

We are looking to recruit an Early Years Educator Apprentice to join our team to provide the highest quality learning experiences and support that will enable each child attending Taunton Opportunity Group to achieve their full potential.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary is pro-rata based on the term-time only nature of this role.

    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, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00am - 12.30pm, Thursday 9.00am - 2.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 22.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We provide the highest quality learning experiences and support that enables each child attending TOG to achieve their full potential, we recognise that this will be different for each individual child and celebrate each child’s achievements whether they are small steps forward in their development or bigger ones. We aim to achieve this by providing a rich, stimulating environment where children are supported by skilled adults who have excellent child development knowledge, where the children feel safe and secure, and we have good relationships with our parents.

Duties will include:

  • Being committed to TOG’s Aims, Policies and Procedures ensuring that the welfare requirements of the EYFS are implemented to an exemplary standard
  • Ensuring all children are kept safe and secure in a warm environment
  • Contributing to a positive ethos and philosophy that is fundamental to TOG by supporting all children to achieve and to be warmly welcoming, helpful and empathetic to parents and carers
  • Providing appropriate play, communication and learning opportunities for children with special needs following the principles of the EYFS, statutory framework and SEND code of practice
  • Being committed to supporting the families of the children who attend TOG

Appointed staff will need to be able to lift children, chairs, play equipment etc, following safe systems of work and will be required to play on the floor and at a child’s level.

You will be required to work as part of a Team, working with colleagues, children, parents, carers, professionals, volunteers, visitors, and TOG’s Management Committee.

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

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills in English and maths is required
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • End Point Assessment: Knowledge Test and Professional Discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Universal communication and SENco training will be provided once Level 3 is achieved.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, sensitive, warm and friendly, display empathy with children, confidentiality, able to work under pressure, good literacy skills, good listener and empathetic


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport. We are a Term time only provision.

About the employer

TOG was formed as a voluntary self-help group run by a committee of parents and interested people to help pre-school special educational and disabled children. The group was started in July 1972 initially meeting for 3 mornings per week, however since 1978 we moved to purpose built premises, (2 porta cabins at Bishops Hull), increasing to 5 mornings. As a charitable group we are dependent on our fund-raising activities but we also received a grant from Education, Social Services and Area Health, as well as donations from local organisations, this is now Entitlement and High needs Funding from Somerset County Council only. In 2000 we were lucky enough to have a new purpose built building which was fundraised by ‘The Friends of TOG’ who managed to get donations.




Taunton Opportunity Group

Crowcombe Road



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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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