Early Years Educator Apprenticeship at Sticky Fingers Pre-School, Templecombe STICKY FINGERS PRE-SCHOOL

We are looking to recruit an Early Years Educator Apprentice to build on their level 2 experience. They will learn to plan activities for children following the Early Years Foundation Stage and record observations and assessments based on knowledge of child development individual needs and next steps.

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Closing date: 11 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary is pro-rata based on the term-time only nature of this role.

  • Working week

    Term time only. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm (Wednesday - College day)

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Responsibilities:

  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 2-5 years
  • To ensure that Sticky Fingers Pre-School is a safe environment for children, staff and others
  • To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Manager/Deputy Manager
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship

Main Activities:

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage
  • (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To help ensure the Pre-School meet Ofsted requirements at all times
  • To understand and work to Sticky Fingers Pre-School policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • To be a key person
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with Sticky Fingers Pre-School aims and objectives

This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The training you will be getting

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time role for right person if vacancy is available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative 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

Within our modern purpose built classroom, we are able to provide the children with the basic provision within the indoor and outdoor environments which we plan for on a daily basis. These areas all have resources accessible for the children to choose from, supporting their personal interests.








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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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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