Early Years Apprentice FREDAS PLAYGROUP

The early years apprentice will support other practitioners in providing a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment for children both indoors and outdoors. They will help to deliver an appropriate play based curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.

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Closing date: 10 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Days of the week: Monday – Friday one day in college. Opening hours 7.30-5.30 Rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children 0-5 years of age.
  • To ensure nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
  • To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the deputy nursery manager/nursery manager.
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.

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

This is an Advanced Apprenticeship as an Early Years Educator and will include a combination of on and off the job training in the workplace. You will have monthly mentoring and guidance at work from a Craven College Learning & Development Advisor alongside weekly college attendance. After 18 months you will be entered to undertake an End Point Assessment, to complete your Apprenticeship.  

Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Early years educator qualification plus Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) to meet the EYFS requirements.

The End Point Assessment will comprise of a Knowledge Test and Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio of evidence.




What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

May lead to permanent employment once qualified.

Progression roles include SENCO, safeguarding or Health and safety officers. Room leads.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Calm Caring Nature, Enthusiastic, Good sense of humour, Reliable, Report writing skills


GCSE or equivalent Math & English (Grade A*- C or 9-4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

• Empathy and understanding of children under five. • Excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents.

About the employer

Freda’s is a nursery offering childcare and education for children aged 9 months to 5 years. We operate term time only, however offer holiday clubs throughout the year only closing 3 weeks each year.







BD24 0BU

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Training provider



Sarah Haworth


01756 693681

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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