Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship KIDO SCHOOLS UK LIMITED

Kïdo has a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring apprentice to join our team. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are ambitious and want to gain an early years qualification while getting hands-on experience. You will observe, monitor and support delivering activities and learning experiences linked to the EYFS.

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Closing date: 29 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, with shifts between 7.30am - 6.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You'll create meaningful relationships with the children, your team and with parents to provide the best service for our families
  • Ensure that every child's wellbeing is met providing a thriving and safe environment
  • Safeguarding all children in the setting and making sure any child protection concerns are always appropriately acted upon immediately
  • You will observe, monitor and support delivering activities and learning experiences linked to the EYFS
  • Ensure children’s progress and achievements are regularly and effectively assessed and recorded. Including any activities, served meals and medication administered
  • Meet the needs of individual children, having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures, and medical histories
  • Learn and maintain high standards in the nursery
  • Support and serve food to children, ensuring any special dietary requirements are met at all times

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship
  • NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid OR Level 3 Award Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Apprentices will achieve a qualification which has been approved to count towards the EYFS Level 3 child: staff ratios
  • Level 2 Functional skills in maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once you have finished the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to continue working for the same company and progress on to Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner, EYITT, ECT or Level 3 Early Years SENCO
  • Early Years Educators are found in a range of settings including day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision, giving you a broad range of employment opportunities 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Positive can-do attitude, Passion for working with kids


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Opportunity for excellent long-term career development in a fast-growing international company You get 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) gaining a extra day each year of service. You get your birthday off if it falls on a working day. Free childcare if your child attends one of our nurseries (Spaces upon availability* ) Annual performance related pay reviews Company awards and celebrations twice a year. Access to a health care cash plan. £500 refer a friend bonus for recommending Kïdo Hastee - Through the Hastee app you can access pay as you earn as well as support with your financial literacy and savings. Perkbox account with access to many discounts and offers, including mindfulness, meditation, and fitness apps for you to access in the comfort of your own home! Access to our 24/7 employee assistance programme including free structured confidential counselling sessions. Cycle to work scheme - this scheme means that you can buy a bike and accessories through Kido. You can spread the costs, make tax savings, get fit and also save money on your normal commute!

About the employer

Kïdo are a network of innovative international nurseries with settings across India, USA and the UK . We run 12, soon to be 14, Good and Outstanding nurseries in and around London. We fuse the best practises from the Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Waldorf Steiner approaches and combine them with beautiful modern learning spaces and 21st century technology.




Unit A & B, Edmunds House

Colonial Drive


W4 5HA

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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


Courtney Pring


0117 235 5256

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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