Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship at Footprints Nursery, Burnham-on-Sea Footprints Nursery

We are seeking a qualified Early Years Practitioner to complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship. You will join our small, friendly team and contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children, creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2023

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

    Monday - Friday between 8.00am and 6.00pm - hours can be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Purpose of the post:

  • To be trained as a Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • To contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities

Key areas:

  • To keywork a group of children
  • To attend all training as set out in your training agreement
  • To attend basic safeguard training
  • To complete all assignments set on time
  • To work as part of the team
  • To attend associated training deemed appropriate by the manager in consideration of your individual needs and wishes
  • To liaise with mentor and Manager

Responsible to:

  • Nursery Manager / Deputy Manager

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Operate a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children in your area in conjunction with other team members
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share this with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • To ensure that children’s welfare is paramount and report any safeguarding issues to the safeguarding lead or deputy
  • College attendance / meeting with training provider and completing assignments on time
  • To attend team meetings and participate in sharing ideas
  • Under supervision provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding until competent to carry out alone
  • To assist with meeting the personal, social and emotional needs of individual children
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery
  • To attend all training relevant to the role and deemed appropriate by the Manager / training provider
  • To be aware of the nursery’s confidentiality policy and all other policies the Manager deems appropriate

Team work:

  • Support all staff and engage in becoming part of the staff team
  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc


  • Contribute to good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness in the nursery
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the apprentices supervisor from time-to-time
  • The apprentices duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery’s equal opportunities policy
  • Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where can your help be most utilised, be constantly being aware of the needs of children
  • To respect the confidentiality of all information received
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of all individual children
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents / carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
  • To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures
  • To be aware of sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • To understand that, as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery

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

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • End Point Assessment: Knowledge Test and Professional Discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On completion of the apprenticeship there may be the opportunity to progress to the next level of apprenticeship and / or receive permanent employment
  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Footprints is a 50-place day nursery located in the centre of Burnham-on-Sea.


Footprints Nursery


Adam Street



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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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