Early Years Educator Apprentice Sandbach Primary Academy

We are looking for an Apprentice Early Years Educator to join us here at Sandbach Primary Academy. You will work towards your Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification whilst having duties such as safeguarding the children, play time, assisting other members of staff plus much more.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 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 (30 hours per week - 52 weeks per year) exact times to be confirmed upon interview.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Assisting trained members of staff in taking care of the children
  • Following Safeguarding procedures at all times 
  • To understand and work to nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children
  • To be a key person
  • To help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • Working within a nursery setting but may get asked to help in other rooms when needed

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship Qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid Qualification
  • Functional Skills level 2 in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be a full-time position available upon successful completition of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Creative, Non judgemental, Kind


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C+) Desired

About the employer

Sandbach Primary Academy are immensely proud of our small, friendly and family oriented school, where every individual is valued and nurtured and developed to enjoy their learning. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure they are happy, confident and that the opportunities provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future. Our aim is simple: for children to be successful in life; able to make active choices; and be excited by learning.


Sandbach Primary Academy


Crewe Road


CW11 4NS

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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


Maxim Business Training



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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