Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship HAPPY TREE ACADEMY LTD

Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0 - 5. You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years. Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months. Ensuring that children’s needs, welfare and education is catered for, plus more. This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment and punctuality for you to be successful.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 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, shifts to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 30 hours a week Please note that anyone under the age of 18 can only work a maximum of 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working in a childcare setting with children ranging from ages 0-5, completing a variety of day-to-day childcare tasks to ensure that children’s needs, welfare and education is catered for. This can include helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games, take part in singing, role play and story telling and more
  • Also, being able to liaise with external customers, parents, to provide a high level of service for the childcare setting
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards an Advanced Diploma Early Years and a first aid qualification
  • Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months, where you will be supported by a dedicated assessor throughout your apprenticeship, as well as a mentor and other staff within the nursery
  • This apprenticeship requires dedication, commitment and punctuality for you to be successful
  • This apprenticeship will open doors to a variety of future roles and career paths within the childcare sector
  • Training will take place in the workplace
  • You will need to attend online training with your assessor for 10 days out of your 13-month apprenticeship, for your classroom-based learning and you will be working within the nursery for the rest of the time with the support of your dedicated childcare assessor
  • Undertaking Paediatric First Aid training as required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Developing into a Level 3 practitioner, with the potential of a position upon successful completion. Other prospects could include applying for:

  • Room Leader positions
  • Possible management training
  • Springboard into Primary Education
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Continuous development in the current nursery setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Benefits include: Rewards and recognition Annual outing Gift and day off for your birthday Wellbeing packages Regular treats Discounted childcare Free parking 2 x uniform tunics provided at starting point; additional provided annually Loyalty bonus for every year with us Easter & Christmas presents CPD for all staff Surprise Friday (a surprise treat for all staff on the last Friday or last day of term) Attendance bonus – one days’ wage for no absences (except annual leave) over a 3 month period

About the employer

Happy Tree Academy is a purpose-built nursery, located on the premises of the Northwood Club. They cater for children aged between 3 months and 5 years. The nursery is set over two floors with two large, well-equipped playrooms, dedicated baby facilities, a safe enclosed outdoor area and our new forest school. Our meal and snack menus are balanced and nutritious, children have access to fresh fruit and water throughout the day. Happy Tree Academy, firmly believes that training employees is critical to the success of the Nursery. We recognise that employees have differing levels of cultural capital, skills and experience. The interview process and continuous performance reviews aid in identifying training needs. By addressing these needs and providing tailored training for all employees, as employers we aim to fill any skill gaps. This not only improves employee performance but significantly boosts their confidence and ability to perform their tasks to the highest level. Happy Tree is committed to investing in offering current and regular training to all employees. CPD is an ongoing series of training that offers a combined approach to help to understand the wider environment as well as the specifics of the job to make an employee perform at their highest possible level.




20 Chestnut Avenue



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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


Chanelle Smith


020 3137 1470

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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