Apprentice Early Years Educator Level 3 KOSY COTTAGE CHILDCARE LTD

A motivated and enthusiastic early years apprentice is required to join an established and friendly team. Have the passion to deliver high quality childcare and exciting learning opportunities for children from birth to 5 years. To work as part of a team to provide an enabling environment in which all children can play, learn and develop.

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6 for a 16–18-year-old. If you are 19 years or older your pay will be £7 per hour for the first 12 months, then it will increase to National Minimum Wage [NMW] for your age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The expected patterns of children’s development
  • The significance of attachment and how to promote it effectively
  • A range of underpinning theories and philosophical approaches to how children learn and develop, and their influence on practice
  • The importance of promoting diversity, equality and inclusion, fully reflecting cultural differences and family circumstances
  • The importance to children’s holistic development of: speech, language and communication, personal, social and emotional development, physical development
  • The potential effects of, and how to prepare and support children through, transitions and significant events in their lives
  • The current early education curriculum requirements such as the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • When a child is in need of additional support such as where a child’s progress is less than expected. how to assess within the current early education curriculum framework using a range of assessment techniques such as practitioners observing children through their day to day interactions and observations shared by parents and / or carers
  • The legal requirements and guidance on health and safety, security, confidentiality of information, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Why health and well-being are important for children
  • How to respond to accidents, injuries and emergency situations
  • Safeguarding policies and procedures, including child protection, recognise when a child is in danger or at risk of abuse, and know how to act to protect them. Types of abuse include domestic, neglect, physical, emotional and sexual
  • How to prevent and control infection through ways such as handwashing, food hygiene practices and dealing with spillages safely

The training you will be getting

  • Specialist Early Years Tutors deliver training each week (via Teams online). You are provided with tasks from your tutor weekly and are required to complete assessments each week to provide evidence of your knowledge, competence and understanding of the apprenticeship standard
  • Quarterly reviews conducted by your skills tutor and your line manager
  • You will attend Teams online tutoring each week with one of our Early Year Skills Tutors
  • The Early Years Skills Tutors will visit you regularly at your school to observe, coach and teach you skills, behaviours, and knowledge in line with the apprenticeship standard specifications
  • You will complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) conducted by an independent end point assessment organisation. They make the deciding decision on your final grade

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A permanent position within the nursery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Our spacious nursery offers light and bright rooms for each age group and a well-equipped garden with an outdoor classroom. Creativity is at the heart of everything we do and our team have spent several years studying a programme of music and art-based education classes.







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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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