Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3 RUBADUBS NURSERY LIMITED

We are seeking an ambitious and passionate childcare individual to work in our family run nursery in Forest Hill, South East London. You will provide high quality care and interactions with the children, ensuring that their needs are met and that their learning experiences are planned and varied. In return we offer a very competitive package.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The starting wage may increase if the applicant has gained sufficient experience in a setting. The wage may increase over time based on performance.

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To provide high quality care and interactions for the children in the baby room, ensuring that their needs are met and that their learning experiences are planned and varied.
  • To work as part of a team, taking instruction from the room leader and manager and sharing knowledge, expertise and support with the other members of the team.
  • Working with parents to ensure joined-up care for the children.
  • To undertake formal training in early years with specific training in relation to the care of babies and to continue your professional development through attending relevant courses.
  • Contribute to planning activities based on each individual child’s personal interests and developmental needs.
  • Contribute to the creation of a stimulating and engaging environment to challenge and inspire children to learn new concepts and skills.
  • Support children’s physical well-being with regards to frequent nappy changing, routine for sleeping and feeding.
  • Maintain awareness of children’s emotional needs and provide caring and timely attention to children requiring emotional support.
  • Keep play areas clean and tidy, maintaining the highest standards of hygiene.

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will work towards an Early Years Educator Level 3. The majority of the training from the training provider will be on line with regular meetings to check on progress.
  • Apprentices must successfully complete  a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework.
  • Rubadubs will provide on-the-job training and other courses they deem necessary to aid your development.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After graduating at Level 3, there will be a chance to take supervisory/management training or more specific training in specialised areas if desired.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

There will be an element of lifting and bending whilst working within the nursery. Applicants should have a passion for working with children.

About the employer

Rubadubs was established in 2005 and is run by an experienced, enthusiastic and caring team. We offer full-time and part-time places for children aged between three months and five years, and are open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm throughout the year excluding Bank Holidays, the 3 days in between Christmas and New Year and up to four days of staff training.







SE23 3EP


Tina Harrild


0208 699 0782

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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

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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