Early Years Educator Apprentice Level 3- Bishop's Stortford High House Nursery (Bright Stars)

Are you a passionate early years practitioner looking to continue to develop your career in an award winning nursery setting? High House Nursery have a great opportunity to train as an Early Years Educator and gain your level 3 whilst supporting children’s learning, play and development and building key relationships.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £10.50 per hour.

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 40 Hours per week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

High House Nursery (part of Bright Stars Nursery Group) believe that every child they care for deserves a calm, caring, safe and stimulating environment in which to learn.

They are looking for a motivated early years apprentice to work in a nursery with children up to 5 years old, supporting setting up activities. looking after children's care needs.

As an Apprentice Nursery Educator your role will include;
•Being part of a friendly team
•Having a group of key children, responsible for planning and completing observations via Iconnect.
•Ensuring that the safeguarding and welfare of the children is paramount in the room at all times.
•Being aware of and complying with the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.
•Making sure the children have a safe, fun, and great learning environment.
•Building positive relationships by engaging and interacting with the children, staff, and families

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. High House Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This will be delivered through High House Nursery's dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Career development- room leader, deputy, manager on going career progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Good transport links A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

About the employer

High House Nursery is a private nursery situated in a farmhouse, on the borders of Hertfordshire and Essex, near Bishop’s Stortford, close to Stansted Airport. Our philosophy is that every child we care for deserves a calm, caring, safe and stimulating environment in which to learn. Taking care of our staff’s wellbeing is of prime importance to us and we are proud to have been voted the 14th best place to work in the whole of the UK.


High House Nursery (Bright Stars)


Mill End

Takeley, Bishop's Stortford


CM22 6PL

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Training provider


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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2024