Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Foxes Bridge Farm

We are looking for an apprentice to join our team to support us with the development of children within the nursery. The individual should have a passion for working in childcare and increasing their knowledge within this field whilst obtaining a recognised qualification.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 7.15am and 6.00pm, exact shifts to be communicated.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To plan, organise, supervise, and carry out suitable activities and educational programmes for children, using the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
  • To maintain a safe, secure, and hygienic environment for children
  • To support the staff team with children’s developmental records within a key worker system
  • To supervise children at mealtimes
  • To work within a team and maintain good communication
  • To follow nursery policies and procedures and comply with local authority regulations
  • Follow the EYFS statutory framework
  • To maintain the nursery environment, carrying out delegated tasks as may be deemed necessary for the efficient running of the nursery, and ensuring a safe, secure and hygienic environment at all times
  • Ensure good time keeping, smart appearance, personal hygiene, and good work practises
  • To maintain good relationships with parents/carers on all matters relating to the nursery
  • To ensure the nursery building is always secure
  • To work within the hours the nursery operates as deemed necessary to ensure adequate staff-to-children ratios are maintained
  • To always respect confidentiality regarding the nursery 
  • Work positively within the team structure and be included in staff duty rotas

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

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years

This qualification is structured around the following four themes:

  • Health and well-being
  • Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Professional development

You will also complete a first aid qualification.

The training will take place within the educational setting with no day release required to college and you will have regular reviews with your tutor every 4 - 6 weeks.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of gaining a full-time contract upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4/ Functional Skills Level 2) Essential

About the employer

Foxes Bridge Farm Day Nursery & Pre-School gives your child the best possible start in early years education in the heart of the countryside. The Tebbit family farm over 2000 acres at Foxes Bridge and have fond memories of their own children growing up on the farm. Passionate about educating children on food and farming, they originally opened a much smaller Nursery onsite (which closed in August 2020 due to the Owners retirement). We are delighted they chose Farm Day Nurseries to get their Nursery back on their farm. Farm Day Nurseries have multiple established Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools up and down the country. Maximising upon the farming environment, children will be able to pick wheat, make bread, feed the chickens, watch the combine harvester in action and see newborn lambs in the spring, plus much much more. With every changing season on the farm, a caring childcare team and a new Nursery and Pre-School, the opportunities are endless!


Foxes Bridge Farm


Foxes Bridge Farm

Royston Lane, Comberton


CB23 7EE

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Training provider



Jenny Lindley



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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