Early Years Educator Apprentice PUDDLEDUCKS UNDER FIVES LTD

The successful candidate to work with the children and staff, working with our ethos of encouraging independence and resilience, supporting children within the setting, providing snacks/helping with lunches, changing nappies and personal care. We like to ensure the room is set up and packed away each day, all the teams need to work together.

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    In April 2024, the minium apprenticeship wage is going up to £6.40.

    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 to Friday, 8:00am - 2:45pm (Shifts may differ).

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Shadowing staff
  • Learning about the routine of the day
  • Providing snacks
  • Personal care for children, changing nappies
  • As above
  • Keyworker for a group of children providing learning opportunities
  • Working as part of a team
  • To become a secure member of the team
  • Following the daily routine
  • Providing learning opportunities for children

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator 
  • Mentor on-site 
  • Regular assessor visits 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are hopeful the successful candidate will become part of our team and a valued member of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Friendly, Caring, Kind


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

Things to consider

Consider working in a Busy setting with lots of children where Some children have Special Education Needs and need 1-1 support throughout their day.

About the employer

Puddleducks Under Fives Ltd is a term-time preschool working alongside Lawley Primary School. Puddleducks Ltd has been operating since February 2022, taking over from the group which was previously run by a parent committee, Puddleducks was established in 1994. Puddleducks is a local preschool and prides itself on being part of the community, offering affordable childcare. The company is run by 2 Directors and is a family business that takes their staff's well-being very seriously. The company offer staff lots of benefits for working in the setting and is confident that the staff feel valued and appreciated.








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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





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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