Apprentice Early Years Educator THE BENJAMIN FOUNDATION

Ditchingham Day Nursery is a fantastic rural nursery offering Forest School and the Curiosity Approach. The apprentice will help to plan and supervise fun and educational activities, observe children, take part in feeding and changing duties, communicate with parents and staff members, and ensure the safety of the children.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is £240 per week for a 30 hour week or £296 for a 37 hour week.

  • Working week

    The working week will be in daily shifts of either 8.00am - 4.00pm, 9.00am - 5.00pm or 10.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties will include:

  • To assist in the setting up and clearing away of all activities and equipment.
  • To actively encourage children’s progress in all areas of development, types and stages of play, by interaction and extension of play activities.
  • To be involved in activity planning and record keeping.
  • To attend training as requested: safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, EYFS training and any other training available through Norfolk County Council.
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times.
  • To support the work and beliefs of the setting by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children and adults.
  • To ensure that any information received concerning the children is kept confidential at all times.
  • To encourage the participation and involvement of all children attending the setting.
  • To be flexible with the working practices of the setting.
  • To be prepared to help in any areas of the setting, with domestic duties or other duties as specified by the manager or owner.

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

At the end of the apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve the following:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification.
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF).

For the End Point Assessment (EPA) apprentices will undertake a knowledge test and a professional discussion underpinned by the portfolio.

Apprentices must attend college sessions once a fortnight at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Observational skills, Listening skills, Good writing skills, Strong work ethic, Commitment, Approachable, Responsible, Good sense of humour


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

We are a rural nursery with lots of outside space. We have a Forest School, where we would hope our apprentice will become involved, enjoying and embracing the outdoors with our children. We have free parking and are located near a local bus service on the main road.

About the employer

For over 25 years’ children, young people and families across Norfolk and Suffolk have been supported by The Benjamin Foundation to overcome big challenges in their lives. Ditchingham Day Nursery is part of this Foundation offering childcare for children from 3 months to school age. We follow the Curiosity Approach and have a developing Forest School.




Ditchingham Day Nursery

Belsey Bridge Road


NR35 2DT


Sarah Bodie

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Training provider



City College Norwich Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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