Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship WOODLANDS SCHOOLS LIMITED

The Nursery Apprentice will support all aspects of caring for children including washing, changing, feeding. The apprentice will assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children whilst encouraging an atmosphere of co-operation and respect. The apprentice will complete an Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprenticeship salary. This will depend on your age.

    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

    Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learning and developing practical skills
  • Provide high quality care and activities for children which recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe, and stimulating environment
  • Organise activities inside and outside the nursery to encourage creativity, development, coordination, independence, self-expression, and learning through play
  • Participate in the key person system and be responsible for a group of children
  • Work in partnership with parents and carers, recognising that parents are their children's first educators
  • Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers.
  • Be aware of child protection issues and follow our safeguarding policy as well as our procedures
  • Work in partnership with other early years professionals and outside agencies
  • Prepare and serve food, drink, and snacks to children, encouraging good nutrition and sociable eating
  • Carry out on-going cleaning of the nursery
  • Carry out health and safety checks as required to ensure the provision is tidy, safe, clean, and secure for children, staff, parents/carers and visitors
  • Ensure effective planning, assessment, and record keeping for children, using the EYFS curriculum for guidance
  • Ensure the children's key files are kept up to date
  • Demonstrate inclusive practice and positive behaviour management techniques
  • Upload and carry out the duties of the post with due regard to our equality and inclusion policies
  • Be prepared to work in any area/room within the nursery as required by the manager or deputy
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade and character of the work as may reasonably be required by the Nursery
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, carers, visitors, and work colleagues
  • Ensure that a polite, courteous and helpful attitude is demonstrated at all times to the children, their parents, and the other staff members

The training you will be getting

  • This apprenticeship is work-based and therefore, training will take place at the workplace
  • The successful candidate will have gained an Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship with Vocational Training Services after successful completion
  • Functional Skills English and maths will also be completed if required
  • First Aid

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The applicant would be expected to remain in our employment for at least one year
  • To be employed by Woodlands and train to be an outstanding nursery practitioner

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Great sense of humour, Time keeping, Passion for Childcare, Hardworking, Positive attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (A*-C or 9-4)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (A*-C or 9-4)) Desired

Things to consider

Transport to work

About the employer

Little Acorns day nursery is a beautiful setting in Brentwood with 29 acres of land including nature trails and woods etc. The nursery has the capacity of 52 children aged 0-5yrs.







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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


Elizabeth Richards



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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