Early Years Educator Apprentice HOME-START GREENWICH

As an equal opportunity employer, we are open to consider all groups for Apprenticeships, so anyone aged 16 or older is welcome to apply. All applicants should want to build a career within our organisation, they need to be passionate about the work we do, about the role itself, and be keen to learn.

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,609.60 to £18,964.40

    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 9am to 5pm. May be asked to work on weekend for planned events.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Clean and tidy play area
  • Engage in various activities
  • Connecting with young children 
  • Ensuring young children are comfortable  
  • To support other personnel in the nursery 

Responsible to:

  • Nursery Manager in charge 

The training you will be getting

On programme Training:


  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
  • Care Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths:

End point assessment:

  • Summative portfolio
  • Synoptic project
  • Employer reference
  • Interview

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completion the apprentice could consider a Lead Practitioner, Deputy Manager, or a managers role in the future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

The Home-Start Greenwich mission is to ensure that every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life. Our community network combines the lived experience of trained volunteers with professional expert support, alongside a clear-sighted focus on the provision of inclusive services that enable confident and positive parenting for some of the most vulnerable families in the community.




Slade Children's Centre



SE18 2QQ

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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


Evelyn Nartey


020 3954 4152

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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