Early Years Educator Apprentice


Sandbach, CW11 1YD

Closes in 10 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 22 February 2024


Do you want to be part of an outstanding Nursery provision? At La Maternelle Family Childcare we are keen to employ the ‘right person’. Personality, enthusiasm and ambition are the most important qualities within our practitioners. You will receive a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification.

Annual wage
£21,131.76 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Early years educator (level 3)
Monday to Friday - Shifts TBC The role is 7.30am – 6.00pm with a 45 minute lunch break, which can be taken in our cosy and well equipped staff room. It will be four days per week with a set day off to be able to create a positive work life balance

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August


1 Year

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

All new recruits will have access to our comprehensive internal training program. We place a lot of time and emphasis on staff training and consistently support practitioners to further develop their knowledge and understanding. Once staff have completed our personalised, thorough induction process, all practitioners following completion of a short induction are supported to complete a Level 3 Qualification alongside working and earning a full time wage.Training will include;

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification
  • Functional Skills level 2 in English and Maths if required

Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

Where you’ll work

1 Dalton Ct,


CW11 1YD


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Early years educator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Recognise when a child or a colleague is in danger or at risk of abuse and act to protect them in line with safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Apply legislation, policy and procedure to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of children in the setting (for example, food safety, diets, starting solid food, allergies, COSHH, and accidents, injuries, and emergencies).
  • Apply the principles of risk assessment and risk management within documentation and practice.
  • Teach children to develop skills to manage risk and maintain their own and others safety.
  • Use a range of communication methods, including technology, with other professionals to meet the individual needs of the child.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional, collaborative relationships with others involved in the education and care of the child.
  • Undertake the role and responsibilities of key person.
  • Recognise and apply theories of attachment to develop effective relationships with children.
  • Provide sensitive and respectful personal care for children from birth to 5 years.
  • Advocate for all children’s needs, including children which require SEND or EAL support.
  • Promote and facilitate children’s interpersonal communication to develop their social interactions and relationships.
  • Support children to develop a positive sense of their own identity and culture.
  • Support children to understand and respond to their emotions and make considered choices about their behaviours.
  • Assess the responsiveness of the environment for effective child-centred experiences in line with curriculum requirements.
  • Create inclusive, child-centred, dynamic, innovative, and evolving physical environments both indoors and outdoors.
  • Create inclusive and supportive emotional environment that enables the child to feel safe, secure, respected and experience a sense of wellbeing; maintaining and prioritising the individual child’s voice.
  • Apply strategies that support children’s ability to manage change, transition, and significant events.
  • Analyse observation evidence to assess and plan holistic individual learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the child’s needs and interests.
  • Facilitate and support child-centred opportunities and experiences based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Provide adult led opportunities and experience based on the setting's curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Use reflection to develop themselves both professionally and personally.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 5/C+)
    • Maths (grade 5/C+)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Caring

    Other requirements

    At La Maternelle Family Childcare, we care about our staff team. Staff well-being and development is one of our main priorities, we know the staff team are our biggest and best asset and therefore work hard to support and ensure staff feel valued, appreciated and looked after. Benefits include: • Employee wellbeing program • Discounted leisure membership • Complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks • A plethora of rewards, surprises and recognition for a variety of reasons • Complimentary flu jab • Discounted childcare fees • A budget specifically for staff social outings, three times a year • A management team that listen and care • Access to a multitude of training and development programs and courses • Childcare • Company events • Company pension • Employee discount • Health & wellbeing programme • On-site parking

    About this company

    The owners are members of the same family and are passionate & dedicated to ensuring that the care provided for the children & parents is high quality. They work closely day to day with the management team. La Maternelle has over the years acquired a fantastic local reputation for high quality care. Generated through the experiences of families who have used the nurseries alongside successful Ofsted reports. We welcome many, many families through the recommendation of our current & past families. We also thrive on welcoming back siblings to La Maternelle, meaning places for the nursery are in high demand with people registering for places for their child/children well in advance.

    https://lamaternelle.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    We are enthusiastic about progression - all practitioners are hired with the belief that they will grow within their role and develop into Senior positions within the Nursery. We are passionate about ensuring all practitioners have the opportunity and support to reach their full potential.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Maxim Business Training



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000233229.

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    Closes in 10 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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