Early Years Educator Apprenticeship WILLOWS FARM DAY NURSERY LTD

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

    Minimum of 40 hours per week between the hours of 7.15am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

    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 and 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 practices.
  • To maintain good relationships with parents/carers on all matters relating to the nursery.
  • To ensure the nursery building is secure at all times.
  • To work within the hours the nursery operates as deemed necessary to ensure adequate staff-to-children ratios are maintained.
  • To respect confidentiality regarding the nursery at all times.
  • 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?

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for The Early Years Workforce:

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.

You will also gain a qualification in Paediatric First Aid.

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

Willows Farm Day Nursery and Pre-School are operated jointly with Farm Day Nurseries, encouraging children to engage with the countryside, farming and the outside world. Providing Ofsted registered nursery daycare and holiday activity day camps, we can look after your child’s needs from 6 weeks right through to holiday childcare whilst at school.








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Training provider



Jenny Lindley



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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