Early Years Educator Apprentice EDUCATION CRESCENT LTD

This Childcare Apprenticeship is for candidates looking to start their career in a professional Childcare environment. You should be committed to providing high-quality care and education for all children aged 2-5 years in a thriving environment.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm - term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main duties to include: 

  • Able to care for and supervise the children, regarding their physical, emotional and intellectual needs
  • Work with the other staff on planning and preparation of activities to meet children's individual needs and liaising with parents
  • Keep developmental records and observations
  • Provide positive management of children's behaviour
  • Be involved in the preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Keep accident, incident and risk assessment records of meals/snacks
  • Supervise meals/snack times Build and maintain strong partnerships with parents
  • Support a commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities
  • Feedback on any issues or opportunities identified around the site that could impact the quality of care provided
  • Support the team in the upkeep of base rooms, displays resources etc.

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentices must successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • 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
  • First aid qualification
  • The qualification will be delivered in the workplace by Rochdale Training's Tutors on a one-to-one basis 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified progression is offered to the correct candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C / 4 and above) Desired
Other Early Years Level 2 (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

Our mission is to provide high-quality childcare for children aged 2 to 4 years in a caring atmosphere, where children can learn through play. Our practitioners are qualified to the highest standards and are always consistent in developing professional development further. Our nursery helps establish strong links with extended organisations/agencies. Our children are constantly learning about their environment and community links which will help build their awareness about understanding the world around them. We plan activities around the children to help build them intellectually and the children have learning journeys to record their progress. Assessments are done regularly to assess the development levels to target. And where early intervention is required it can be sought.






OL11 1HN

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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


Nathan Finn


01706 631417

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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