Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice at The Green Door Nursery CARLA FREEMAN

Whilst undertaking an apprenticeship at The Green Door Nursery the need is to support to other team members throughout the nursery. Provide an enabling environment in which all children can play, learn and develop. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 04 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Monday evening one hour staff meeting. 28 days paid holiday including bank and public holidays - pro rata if part time Up to £22,308 full time for Level 2 Qualified apprentice training for Level 3

    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 to Friday; three days 7.45am - 6.00pm; and two half days; Attend College 1 day per week - this will be SGS college Filton Campus.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • The apprentice 's duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with Inclusion policy
  • Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where can you help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To advise manager/deputy/room leader of any concerns, e.g., over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g., training, monthly staff meetings etc.
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification

Please refer to the DfE list of approved EYE qualifications:


  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirements are Entry Level 3, and the British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for apprentices for whom this is their primary language
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a paediatric first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
  • You will be required to complete Functional Skills mathematics and English (where applicable), Employment Rights and Responsibilities and British Values
  • Location: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus
  • Duration: 18-24 months

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time permanent position may be offered to the right candidate on the successful completion of apprenticeship; progression to higher education or role will be discussed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent GCSE Maths and English (Grade GCSE's A*-C or 4-9) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass or above) Essential

About the employer

A 36 place nursery in a converted residential property offering places for children aged 0-4 years. A family run business with 28 years of experience in the childcare sector. Excellent Ofsted report. Last inspection in January 2023. “The staffing team is long standing and they are well qualified. Regular supervision meetings are effective in supporting staff to develop their professional knowledge and skills and to ensure their well-being. Staff report that leaders support them very well, and that their workloads are manageable.” AND “ The highly-motivated manager and her team are committed to providing high quality care and learning experiences for children. The manager continually reviews her provision and works in partnership with the local authority to identify areas for improvement."




The Green Door Nursery

Belvoir Road


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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


Amy Archer



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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