Early Years Educator Apprentice ATELIER NURSERY LIMITED

Atelier are looking to recruit an early year's apprentice. This opportunity will offer you the opportunity to complete a work-based learning programme. Working with both the training provider and our in-house training manager you will be supported to develop the knowledge and skills required to complete a level 3 apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    25 annual leave days (plus bank holidays) Company Pension scheme and regular incentives. Health & wellbeing support programme. Hot lunches. Company events. Bonus of £ 1000 for 5 years service. Discount childcare at any of our setting.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shift patterns are: Early Shift - 8:00am - 4:15pm Middle Shift – 9:00am – 5:15pm Late Shift - 9:45am - 6:00pm 45 minute lunch Break per day. Full shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice, we see your role as the first step in your early years career, you will be working alongside our key people supporting a key family of mixed age children, gaining confidence in your role before becoming a key person to a small group of mixed age children.

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, always
  • To attend staff meetings as and when required
  • Contribute to curriculum planning and its evaluation
  • Undertake learning opportunities across the seven areas of learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage adjusting them according to children’s responses and individual needs
  • Establish productive working relationships with children, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage in all activities
  • Support children consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Promote the personal, social and emotional development of children and the development of high self-esteem
  • Be actively involved in the day-to-day management of the learning environment and its resources for independent active learning including responsibility for the care and preparation of resources, equipment and materials as appropriate
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the “outdoor” environment and its activities
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/ work/ aims of the nursery
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with team members
  • To attend and participate in regular meetings to maintain personal and professional development to meet the challenging demands of the job, participate in further professional development as required

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required
  • First aid training
  • The apprenticeship training will be delivered face to face at our Somer Valley Campus in term time only

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • After the successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to continue your employment with Atelier

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C above) Desired

Things to consider

Are you able to commute to the nursery daily?

About the employer

We have two Reggio inspired, mixed aged, free-flow, Ofsted Outstanding nurseries. Our staff team hold a passion for early education and promote high levels of child wellbeing, through our unique key family approach and provocation-based curriculum. We are skilled, knowledgeable, friendly and love what we do. We encourage our team to develop their skills in a creative, collaborative, and supportive environment. Our ethos ensures everyone has the opportunity to work in a meaningful, personalised way, where you are recognised for your effort







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Training provider



Laura Joy


01225 328752

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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