Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice PURPLE CHILDCARE BRISTOL LTD

Purple childcare is a small business that values staff members as individuals and looks to accommodate them in the workplace. Our ethos is based around encouraging independence and developing communication skills. We value high quality staff interactions with children above all else. We believe that staff work well when they are well looked after. You will effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Additional duties: attendance at Christmas and summer fayres. 30-40 hours per week Salary: £7.50-£9.50 per hour Annual salary from £11,700

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday across 5 days (exact working hours TBC), paid staff breaks and staff meetings Attending college 1 day per week at SGS College Filton Campus 30-40 hours per week Salary: £7.50-£9.50 per hour

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties:

  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and progress and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
  • To advise manager/deputy/room leader of any concerns, e.g., over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g., training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside
  • To support nursery assistants, students, and volunteers
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.

You will be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g., training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, etc.

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator standard.

Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Please refer to the DfE list of approved EYE qualifications:


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?

Permanent position available on the successful completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Punctual, Be energetic and enthusiastic, Good understanding of the EYFS, Have a strong work ethic, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade GCSE's A*-C or 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

- Be energetic and enthusiastic - Be punctual and reliable; - Have a good understanding of the EYFS; - Have a strong work ethic

About the employer

Purple Childcare Bristol is an inclusive nursery where everyone is made to feel welcome. We strive to provide a broad, inspiring and balanced curriculum for all children. We aim to make our nursery a place where children will: • Feel safe and secure. • Respect themselves, others and the environment. • Develop independence and make friends learn. • Become motivated, excited, enthusiastic, reflective learners. • Grow in self-esteem.






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Training provider



Amy Archer



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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