Early Years Educator Apprentice MORGANS PLAYGROUP

Work as part of a team to assist with planning, act as a keyworker and safeguard all children. We are an early year’s setting based on the grounds of Morgans School. The playgroup opening hours are term time only 8.35am - 3.10pm Monday - Friday.

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary based on £9.50 per hour over a 19.55 working week, term time only.

  • Working week

    Monday 8.15am - 3.10pm, Tuesday 8.20am - 12.05pm, Wednesday 11.15am - 3.15pm and Friday 8.20am - 12.05pm.

    Total hours per week: 19.55

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To assist with Planning
  • To help set up the room in the morning and for the afternoon
  • Always contribute to keeping all equipment safe and clean
  • Act as a keyworker to a group of children, liaising with parents / carers
  • To advise the playgroup leader / DSL of any safeguarding concerns
  • Work as part of a team and on your own initiative
  • Attend staff meetings
  • To demonstrate a commitment to working in an anti-discriminatory way to ensure equal opportunity
  • To demonstrate a commitment to promoting equality and recognising diversity
  • To attend training courses as required
  • To safeguard and to keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or staff which is required as part of the job
  • Have an understanding and keep up to date with EYFS
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Playgroup leader, in accordance with the Playgroup’s aims and objectives
  • To follow staff rota

The training you will be getting

Working towards completing Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship standard and Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Work based learning with ad hoc workshops at Hertford Regional College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Adaptable


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

Things to consider

Changes to working patterns may occur depending on staffing.

About the employer

We are an early year’s setting based on the grounds of Morgans School. The playgroup opening hours are term time only 8.35am to 3.10pm Monday – Friday. We are a charity playgroup run by a committee of current parents. We are registered with Ofsted for 32 children, but this purely depends on staffing.






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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


The Apprenticeship Team



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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